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Alene C. Gerl

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Alene C. Gerl

Alene C. Gerl (nee Pearcy), age 90, entered eternal life on Monday, June 16, 2014 with her loving family by her side.

Alene is survived by her loving children, Andy (Tania) Taras, Karen DeBenedetti, Helene (Larry) Setmeyer, Rachelle Prodehl, and John (Ronae) Gerl; cherished grandchildren, Scott and Nick Taras, Mario (Lori), Darin (Dana), and Dedra DeBenedetti, Dawne (Dan) Mihelich, Wally (Julie), Andy (Angie), and Adam (Andrea) Setmeyer, Jayme Rury, Rachael (John) Todd, Rebecca (Dave) Burlingame, Johnny, and Haley Gerl; loving twin sister, Irene Capista; special niece, Linda Brosam; special nephews, Len, Larry, and Lee Capista, and Paul Cibulka; also survived by many loving great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Taras; and second husband, John Gerl; parents, Frank and Frances (nee Carter) Pearcy; brothers, Bob and Jim Pearcy; sisters, Virginia Long, Mabel Cibulka, and Betty Beavias; and grandson, Frankie Rury.

Alene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a deeply spiritual person. She was a life-long member of Crystal Lawn Church of the Nazarene where she dedicated many hours to teaching Sunday school along with many other church activities. She was also a valued employee of Dr. Raymond Fricke, MD in Joliet for over 30 years. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her especially her best friend and twin sister, Irene Capista.

A Celebration of Alene's life will begin on Friday, June 20, 2014 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:30 a.m. then driving in procession to Crystal Lawn Church of the Nazarene in Joliet for a Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL 60435.

Obituary and Tribute Wall for Alene C. Gerl at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524.

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Published in The Herald-News from June 17 to June 19, 2014
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