Bruce Gerber

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GALESBURG - Bruce E. Gerber, age 58, of Galesburg passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

He was born on June 2, 1954, in Peoria, Ill., to Orrie (Jody) and Shirley Livengood Gerber. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother.

He is survived by one daughter, Sarah; one son, Jacob; and Christina Swank, with whom he shared his life; three sisters, Carol Krumwiede, Kim Hurley and Brigitte Thewlis; two grandsons; and six nieces and nephews.

He was a Marine and Vietnam War veteran and belonged to the Knoxville American Legion.

He was head of security for Sears and spent the last 13 years with the Department of Corrections.

He loved riding his motorcycle, fishing and watching the Chicago Bears.

A celebration of life was held at the Knoxville American Legion on May 16. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 19, 2013
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