Jane Gerdes, 78

Jane E. Gerdes, 78, Huntington, passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

She was born on Thursday, April 11, 1935, in Lancaster Township.  She married Eldon C.  Gerdes on Monday, Dec. 21, 1953 in Huntington County.  Jane was a 1953 graduate of Lancaster Township High School. She was a member of the Majenica United Methodist Church for many years. Jane enjoyed gardening, painting, shopping and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include a son, David M. (Cheri) Gerdes, Columbia City; her grandsons, Eric M. (Sheri) Gerdes, Huntington and Chad J. (Ashley) Gerdes, Sarasota, Fla.; great grandchildren, Braylon Gerdes, Huntington, and Claire Gerdes, Sarasota, Fla. and sister, Marlene Bryan, Huntington.

She was preceded in death by her father, Mark Hacker; her mother, Ina (Pulley) Hacker; husband, Eldon C. Gerdes and a sister, Nova Dorece Crull.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 203 N Matilda St. Warren on Sunday, July 21 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, an hour before the funeral service.

A service to celebrate Jane’s life will be at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, with Tristan Heyde officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred memorials are American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN 46278.               

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

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Posted on 2013 Jul 19