Mr. Keith E. Gerling, 66, of Burlington died at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at his home.
Born January 15, 1950 in St. Francis Hospital in Burlington, he was the son of Clarence and Ruth (Inghram) Gerling. On July 25, 1980 he married Theresa McCabe.
Mr. Gerling was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He worked in production at General Electric. He was of the Christian faith and he enjoyed sprint cars, junk yarding, and breakfast with his brothers. He was a Cardinal fan.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Gerling of Burlington; three daughters, Tricia Gerling of Burlington, Marcy (Dustin) Dirth of Tampa, Florida, and Bridget Gerling of Burlington; one son, Brett Gerling of Burlington; nine grandchildren, Ty, Tamira, Cameron, Isabelle, Imily, Keaton, Haidyn, Jarohn and Ivy; four brothers, Duane (Robin) Gerling, Harold (Linda) Gerling, Gerald Gerling and Loran (Kathy) Gerling all of Burlington; two sisters, Norma Johns and Marge (Steve) Haden both of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Sidney; three sisters, Virginia, Georgia and Lois; and sister-in-law, Joan.
The memorial funeral service for Mr. Gerling will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12th, at Lunning Chapel with the Rev. Dean Graber officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. followed by Military Rites by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.
Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
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I went to high school with Keith, worked with in at GE for many years. Enjoyed the time at work and when we served together in Awana Club for children at Oak Street Baptist Church for a few years. Prayers for the family.
Rembering being with the Gerling family all my growing up years., Great parents,don't know how they did it but you kids have all turned out well.My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family thru all of this.(Shirley Blessing) Wickesberg lives in Appleton, WI
Keith (Squeaky) was a wonderful brother.We had many many close and memorable moments together. Rest in peace little brother. Love and miss you.
We are sorry to hear of Keith's passing.
May God's love, grace and mercy minister to all of the family.
Jim & Beth Ross
My thoughts go out to Keith's family. Recently I lost my brother. So I know the pain is deep. Weather we believe or not. I'm sure there watching over all of us.
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