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Parthenia Gerber

Bad Axe, Michigan

Jan 16, 1932 – Dec 20, 2020 (Age 88)


January 16, 1932
December 20, 2020
Bad Axe, Michigan


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MacAlpine Funeral Home, Inc - Bad Axe Obituary

Parthenia Gerber, 88, of Bad Axe, passed away on December 20, 2020 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe.

She was born in Livonia, Michigan on January 16, 1932 to the late Herbert and Eunice Smith.

Parthenia and Keith W. Gerber were united in marriage on July 23, 1948 in Flint, Michigan.  He preceded her in death on March 7, 2014.

She worked as head cook for Huron Co. Medical Care Facility for thirteen years.  Parthenia was an avid gardener, loved animals especially horses; crocheting big blankets, cooking and baking – baking breads and cookies.

She is survived by her children: Dwain E. (Janice) Gerber of Dorr, MI; Jerry K. (Janice) Gerber of Grand Rapids, MI and Kay M. McLellan of Bad Axe; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  Parthenia is also survived by her sister, Margaret Taylor of Mio and several nieces and nephews.

Parthenia was preceded in death by her brothers: Art, Paul, Vern and Walt Smith; sister-in-law, Audrey Majeska and brother-in-law: Harry Taylor.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.  Burial has taken place at Colfax Township Cemetery.

Our thanks and gratitude goes to the Courtney Manor staff for all their hard work, dedication and love they showed to mother.

Memorials may be offered to the donor’s choice of charity.

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Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I have so many great memories of
Parthenia Gerber: “Aunt Pat” to me -
going back to my childhood in the 1960s. She had a great sense of humor and loved company. Aunt Pat and my mother Audrey: sisters in law, often enjoyed their telephone chats.
Aunt Pat and I enjoyed many nice visits and meals together at Courtney Manor over the past six plus years. I will always miss Aunt Pat, but take comfort that she’s now and forever in a better place:
Heaven, with Uncle Keith...