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Sherman H. Gelhausen

GELHAUSEN, SHERMAN H., 91, of Louisville, KY, passed away, Wednesday at 1:07 a.m. February 27, 2013, at Norton Audubon Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born, a twin, to Richard and Catherine Zeller, Gehlhausen, July 22, 1921. He married Elizabeth Ann Freibert of Louisville, KY, on October 11, 1952, where they lived and raised their family.

Sherman served in active duty in the US Navy in World War II on the USS Upshur, a destroyer, in the North Atlantic, in the American and European - African Theatres from 1942 till Dec. 13, 1945. He was awarded the American Defense Ribbon, the European - African Theatre Ribbon, World War II Victory medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Sherman worked as Electrician with the General Electric Corp. before being promoted to Superintendent of Maintenance. He retired from G.E. in 1984.

Sherman loved spending time in the great outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tending to his garden, and hiking through forests and country sides.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Elizabeth; his parents, Richard and Catherine Gehlhausen; two sisters, Bernice Fischer, and Virginia Harter; and three brothers, Melvin, Gerald, and Leander Gehlhausen.

He is survived by three sons and a daughter and their spouses: Richard and Paula, Paul and Barbara, James and Christina, and Debra Ann Gelhausen; and a dear friend, Olivia Graman; four grandchildren, Policeman Matthew Gelhausen, Ashley Haury (Mark), Paul, and Elizabeth Gelhausen; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Liam Haury. Other survivors of his family are brothers and sisters, Merrill and his wife, Lucille Gehlhausen of Huntingburg, IN, Herman (his twin) and his wife, Doloras Gehlhausen, of Bremerton, WA, Sister Sylvia Gehlhausen, OSB, of Ferdinand, IN, and Bonnie and Bob Emmert of Ferdinand, IN.

Friends may call Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Highland Funeral Home, Louisville, KY. The funeral Mass will be Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Saint Martha's Catholic Church, Burial in St. Edward's Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, or to the Mass on the Air.

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3331 Taylorsville Rd.  Louisville, KY 40205
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Published in The Courier-Journal from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2013
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