In Memory

Jack Gerard - Class Of 1952

Jack Gerard

Jack E. Gerard, 78, of Delphi, died at 12:02 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2011 at White Oak Health Campus, Monticello.

Born April 18, 1933 in Madison Township, Carroll County to Roger W. and Opal (Leslie) Gerard. He married Carolyn Sue Pearson on Feb. 1, 1953.

He retired in 1980 from Alcoa after 33 years, also farmed, raised hogs, chickens, and cattle; had a fish hatchery and after retirement, worked as a security guard for daughter's business, Post Road Rec Center in Indianapolis - was referred to as the "Eye in the Sky".

Mr. Gerard was a fife-long resident of Carroll County and member of Union at Alcoa and Brethren Church in Pyrmont. Graduated from Delphi High School in 1952, played football during high school; loved hunting, fishing and was a good marksman, good with electrical and was a good handy man. He built a log cabin with his bare hands.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn, one daughter, Julie Gerard, Indianapolis, one son, Jeffrey (wife Susan) Gerard, Delphi, special niece, Brenda Welty, Special Friend, Tammy Beckham, nephews, Mike (wife Connie) Gerard & Ron (wife Doris) Gerard, both of Lafayette. Preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Lynn Gerard, one son, Ricky Edward Gerard, one brother, Robert Lee Gerard.

Service is Sat., Oct. 22, 2011, 10:00 AM at Bodine Funeral Home, Rossville with

officiating minister Pastor Devon Chalk. Burial will be at Pyrmont Cemetery with military burial rites. Calling hours at Bodine Funeral Home are 4:00-8:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 21, and memorial will be at Church of the Brethren, Pyrmont

On-line condolences may be directed to Bodine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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10/29/11 12:22 PM #1    

Julie Gerard (1978)

 A heartfelt and sincere thank you to all who posted wonderful comments about my Dad on Facebook and on other sites, and to those who've expressed concern for me and my family.

My Dad and I were extremely close; he watched the surviellance cameras at my business every day for years, watched me work on different projects and then we'd always talk about ideas and solutions. He also loved watching the customers on the Go Karts, the people going through the Haunted House and having fun, and it was an absolute blast for both of us. He would call me over the slightest descretion, and over funny stuff, too. It's the most difficult task I've ever had to try and adjust running my business without him.

On the other hand, I'm one of the few that were fortunate enough to have had him in my life at my age.

I still feel like he's watching me, and it gives me some comfort.

To those of you who still have your Dad with you- take my advice, and spend as much time with him as you possibly can, while you still have the chance.

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