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Harland George Gerber

June 22, 1927 — April 28, 2015

Harland G. Gerber, 87, of Neillsville, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home in Neillsville.Harland George Gerber was born on June 22, 1927 in Granton, WI the son of Alfred and Aurelia (Elmhorst) Gerber. He graduated in 1945 from Granton High School as Valedictorian of his class and upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. After discharge he went to work at the Marshfield Radio Station. He worked at Massey Ferguson for 12 years. His last employer was the United States Postal Service, Neillsville. Harland was a quiet, gentle man of strong spiritual faith, a man of great character, fair, honest and humble. Most of all, Harland was a compassionate son as he lovingly cared for his mother for 20 plus years. Harland enjoyed watching baseball, was an avid reader, always learning. Harland was especially blessed with the ability to express eloquently in writing to family how grateful he was for having them in his life. Harland wrote and authored a book "Give It Back to the Indians". Harland was a member and volunteer of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville.He is survived by brothers; Merlin (LaVonne) Gerber of Madison, WI, Lowell (Arcy) of Navarre, Florida, a sister-in-law, Patricia Gerber of Humbird, WI and many nieces and nephews.Harland was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Alfred and Walter.A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Providing music will be Sharon Nemitz. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday morning at the church. Interment will be in Neillsville City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, 711 W. 5th St., Neillsville, WI 54456.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Harland's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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