Albert G. Gerhardt
Age 89, died peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday morning April 30, 2002. Al was born to the late George and Agnes (Eberhardt) Gerhardt on May 12, 1912 in Oshkosh, WI. He married Sara Marie Schock in Oshkosh, she preceded him in death. Al proudly served in WWII in the US Navy until he was honorably discharged. He was the past commander of the American Legion Post 38.
Al is survived by twelve children, JoAnn Ward; Roger (June) Gerhardt; William (Kris) Gerhardt; Steve (Renie) Gerhardt; John (Judi) Gerhardt; Mary Bliven; Jean Vissers and Michael St. Peter; Sally Schrieber; Ann (Jack) Knaack; Tony (Rebecca) Gerhardt; Rita (Mark) Thiel and Su Gerhardt (Wendy); 33 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren and special friends Kenny Van Handel, James Welhouse and Joseph Grieshaber (JD‚Äôs).
The funeral liturgy will be 11:00 AM on Friday May 3, 2002 at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont Street Appleton with Fr. Robert Karuhn officiating. Viewing and visitation will be THURSDAY at the FUNERAL HOME from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on FRIDAY at CHURCH from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will be Friday at 2:30 PM at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh with full military honors. A memorial is being established in Al‚Äôs name.
The family would like to thank Shane Mallow and Trish Schuldes for their love and compassion.
Every night my little grandchildren
Wearily wend their way upstairs
And old grandpa stands there listening
While they say their prayers.
Lamplight fashions shining halos
For each tiny, tousled head.
Little devils seem like angels
As they kneel beside their bed
Baby voices grow more drowsy
Sleepy eyelids blink and then
God must hide a smile, as I do
When they yawn and say ‚ÄúAmen‚Äù
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street