Doris A. Gerlach, 87
Sept. 2, 1928 ó March 25, 2016
Doris A. Gerlach, 87, of West Bend, was called home by the Lordís infinite wisdom to her eternal home Friday, March 25, 2016, at The Waterford in West Bend.
Doris was born Sept. 2, 1928, in the town of Polk, the daughter of the late Louis and Adela (nee Templemann) Fick. The family moved to West Bend and became members of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend and she was confirmed April 18, 1943. On June 4, 1949, Doris was united in marriage to Glenn C. Gerlach at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend. Together they became members of St. Johnís Lutheran in Newburg. Glenn preceded Doris in death Sept. 30, 2014. Doris will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Those Doris leaves behind to cherish her memory include four daughters, Diane (Steve) Wallendal, Sandy (Gordy) Haeuser, Cheryl (Tom) Goeke and Barbara (Todd) Roy; nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Lisa) Gerlach, Cara (Clint) Anawenter, Randall (Jaclyn), Russell (Sara) and Ryan Haeuser, Amanda (Keith) Pfeiffer, Ben Struebing, Tanya Miske and Michael Roy; 10 great-grandchildren, Jack and Alexis Gerlach, Thomas, Connor and Olivia Haeuser, Cadence and Grace Haeuser, Elliot Anawenter, and Blake Struebing; four step-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Eugene Gerlach, William Faber and Wilmer Ehlke; four sisters-in-law, Jeanice Gerlach, Joyce Gerlach, Sharon Gerlach and Marjorie Fick; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. In addition to her parents and loving husband of 65 years, Glenn, Doris was preceded in death by an infant son, Walter Gerlach; a grandson, Thomas G. Haeuser; three siblings, Raymond Fick, Donald Fick and Florence Ehlke; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and other family members and friends.
A funeral service for Doris will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 623 Congress St. in Newburg. The Rev. Kurt Schaser will officiate and interment will follow at St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of services.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Dorisís arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
The Gerlach family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Waterford of West Bend, Seasons Hospice, St. Johnís Lutheran Church members and Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home.