Clarence “Gene” Gerber
Clarence “Gene” Gerber, age 84 of Fort Collins, Colorado died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at his home.
Clarence Eugene Gerber was born May 18, 1927 in Fowler, Kansas to Joseph and Mary Gerber. They lived on a wheat farm and raised cattle. Gene graduated from Fowler High School and enlisted into the U. S. Air Force to serve at the end of WWII and then was called back to serve in the Korean War. He married Juanita “Sue” Kramer on August 1, 1950 at St. Anthony Church in Fowler. After his discharge from the Air Force, Gene farmed and raised cattle in Fowler until moving to Denver in 1965. He began working as a stationary engineer for Shell Chemicals, a job he held until moving to Fort Collins in 1980 when he began working for Kodak in Windsor.
In 1990, Gene retired and began to travel. After his faith, his love of the Blessed Mother and his family; Gene’s favorite pastimes were CU football and traveling. He took two trips to Medjugorje and was forever spiritually changed by the experiences. Gene and Sue danced through life, literally and figuratively. He loved a good time, a good party and to be a good friend.
Gene is survived by his wife, Juanita “Sue” Gerber; a daughter, Jeanan Gerber; a granddaughter, Shannon Huseby DeBruyne (and husband, Rob) of Brighton, CO; and a sister, Coletta Low of Fowler, KS. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jana Huseby; his son, Joey Gerber; two brothers, Alvin and Carl; and three sisters, Dorothy, Florence and Lorene.
Please go to www.goesfuneralcare.com and click obituaries to see Gene’s online obituary and sign the guest book.
A recitation of the holy rosary was held on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 7:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday at Blessed John 23rd University Parish in Fort Collins. Interment, with full military honors will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Collins.