|Jane M. Gerding|
|Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:05 AM|
Feb. 15, 1938-May 29, 2013
She was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Ottawa to Vincent and Alma (Moening) Hermiller, who preceded her in death.
On Oct. 25, 1954, she married Norbert J. Gerding, who died Sept. 7, 2006.
Survivors include her six children, Tom (Cheryl) Gerding, Jill Gerding, Jay Gerding, Jeff (Elaine) Gerding, Nick (Kim Barth) Gerding of Glandorf and Jan (Keith) Cheney of Lima; a daughter-in-law, Lori Erhart of Ottawa; 10 grandchildren: Scott Gerding, Brad (Kate) Gerding, Trent Cheney, Jaymee (Adam) Nienberg, Nicholas (Barb Mercer) Gerding Jr., Mindy Radabaugh, Christopher Gerding, Ericka Gerding, Ashley Cheney and Kody Gerding; and three great-grandchildren on the way.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Philip Gerding; a brother, Donald (Mildred) Hermiller; and a sister, Joann Straurer (Bill) Hooker.
Mrs. Gerding had worked at the Glandorf Inn, Fischer Big Wheel, operated the meal site for the Area Agency on Aging and helped her husband with their business, Gerding Excavating, until 1984, when they sold it to their son. She also helped her husband for 40 years with the Glandorf Cemetery.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, and its Altar Rosary Society and Glandorf Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a member of the Glandorf Fire Ladies for 43 years, a former Girl Scout troop leader, Tuesday Night Card Club and the GLL Club.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa. There will be a Glandorf Fire Ladies service at 7 p.m. and a Rosary and CL of C service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glandorf St. John’s Cemetery Fund, Glandorf CL of C, Glandorf Fire Ladies or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.