June 26, 2017

Gary W. Gerlach

Gerlach, GaryGary W. Gerlach age 64 of Lincoln, passed away June 25, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 5, 1953 in Lincoln to James Robert and Joyce Louise (Schleiger) Gerlach.  Gary worked as a carman for BNSF railroad.  He was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather.

 Survivors include his wife, Theresa of Lincoln.  Son, Christopher Gerlach, his fiancé Maria Krisch of Elkhorn and their children, Brittany, Preston, Kasidy, Ethan, Averey, Taylor and Matthew.  Daughter, Dwan Louise Cassil and her children of Oklahoma City.  Daughter and son-in-law, Breanna and Andrew Werger and their children, Taylor and Sarah of Lincoln.  Daughter and son-in-law, Sheena and Jake Halverstadt and their children MicKael, JennaLynn, PeightonJean, EmmaLeigh, BrookLynn of Carleton, Nebraska.  Son, Nathaniel Gerlach and his daughter Natalie of Lincoln.  Son, Aubrey Gerlach of Lincoln.  Daughter and significant other, Haleigh Gerlach and Kamar Goodwin and their child Isaac of North Platte.  Son, Aaram Gerlach of Lincoln.  Mother, Joyce Louise Robinson of Anniston, Alabama.  Sisters and Brothers-in-law, Nancy Jo Mobley and Jimmy of Anniston, Alabama and Kayleen and Rocky Marzzarella of Canton, Georgia.  Gary’s good-boy, Turbo Charlie.  He was preceded in death by his father.

 Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 33rd and Old Cheney Rd.

 Visitation will be held for the public from 9:30-10:30 am on Friday, June 30th at church.  Family only visitation will begin at 10:30 am at church.

 Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

 Memorials to Nebraska Habitat for Humanity.


  1. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your Father, I was in the Air Force with in the early 70’s at HillAFB, Utah, lost touch with him after I got out of the AF but reconnected with him when him and your Mom moved back to Ut. My condolences to your Mother and the rest of family, you are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  2. So sorry for your loss. I loved reconnecting with him via Facebook. May your memories make you smile in your hearts.

  3. I have been friends with Gary for over 20 yrs he worked at Lincoln Benefit life
    and we coached Runza football together he will always be remembered . prayers to his family

  4. Aaram and Family, I am so sorry to see about the passing of your dad! Thoughts and prayers to all of you! Sarah Virus and Wade Scripter

  5. Theresa,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I think about you often and have seen you working out in your beautiful yard and didn’t stop by. I need to make it a point to stop and say hi more often. I hope your memories of Gary bring you peace in the coming days/months of grief and that your children and grandchildren provide you the love and comfort that you’ll need. I just lost my sister last week (Teresa Gold), so I empathize with the pain of your loss.

    All of us at Community Action are thinking of you and sending peaceful thoughts your way.

  6. Dear Gerlach family, Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary has gone to a much better place where he will be waiting for us when we pass through the veil as well. May a loving Heavenly Father assuage and comfort each of you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Mark and Denise Schoenrock, Beatrice Branch


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