LARRY E. GERKEN, 76, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Fort Wayne, with his wife at his side. Born in Fort Wayne, he attended South Side High School and IPFW. He was a member of the Press Club, Elks Lodge, Georgetown Lions Club and the Army National Guard. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sandra Gerken of Fort Wayne; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jan) Etchison of Farmland, Ind.; nephews, Chip (Lisa) Etchison of Muncie, Ind., Todd (Lisa) Etchison of Ithaca, N.Y. and Dirk (Aulrika) Etchison of Van Nuys, Calif.; and nieces and nephews, Skylar, Daniel, Maxine Lucy, Henry, and Lliam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Olive Gerken. A private service will be held at a later date. Calling is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the
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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 17, 2014