Harry Gerbitz, 89, of Windsor, died Sunday morning, March 24, 2013. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. April 3, and 10 a.m. to noon April 4, at Adamson Chapel, Greeley. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Life Pointe Church, 900 East Prospect, Fort Collins.
He was born Oct. 26, 1923, to Henry and Ellen (Wilson) Gerbitz in Ellsworth, Kan.
During World War II
, Harry served in the Philippines and Borneo in the Army's Navy. After the war, Harry worked for Bill's Motor Company in Sterling, and was a much sought after mechanic. For 10 years he worked at Kodak in Windsor.
Harry loved gardening, helping friends, and fixing anything mechanical. He enjoyed making furniture for his family. While in Sterling, he joined the Foursquare Church and in Windsor attended First Baptist of Fort Collins. He attended Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered at the BSF headquarters in San Antonio.
Harry is survived by his wife, Alma; four daughters, Sandra Clark and husband David, Rochelle Bruhn and husband Roger, Candace Jourdan, and Nancy Gunter and husband Jim; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Brunner; seven grandchildren, Sean Clark, Bodwin Clark, Jill Clark, Audrey Walton, Russell Gunter, Regan Garden and Brad Walton; and five great-grandchildren, Michaela, Mckenna, Promise, Liam, Emily.
Harry was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Bigg Gerbitz; a son, Rob Brunner; his parents; brothers and sisters.
Harry was dearly loved as a husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He will be missed but he has left an indelible mark on many who saw in him the character of Jesus.
Memorial contributions may be made to "Bible Study Fellowship" or "Life Pointe Church" in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com.