Paul Gerencser, Jr., 88, of Antwerp passed away Saturday, April 28 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Paul was born in Delaware Bend, Ohio on May 22, 1923, a son of the late Mary and Paul Gerencser.
He served in the U.S. Army as an engineer in the 10th Mountain Division and in the Liberation of Italy during WW II.
Paul was a farmer and a member of Antwerp VFW Post 5087; Hicksville Eagles & the Fairview Grange. He always enjoyed Polka dancing with his wife, Dorothy.
On July 3, 1947 he married Dorothy Strubing, who died June 8, 1999.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Marsha (Don) Oberlin, Christine (Rick) Steffens & James (Nadene) all of Antwerp; siblings, Helen Daughtery of Bryan & Mary Babinger of Hicksville; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Paul was also preceded in death by his son, Larry; grandson, Ben Oberlin & siblings, Irene Pigman, Steven & Robert.
Viewing is Tuesday, Noon to 2 PM at Dooley Funeral Home.
His funeral service is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp at 2 PM on Tuesday, May 1st, with Rev. Regan Clem officiating.
He will be laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery.
Memorials are to PCH Home Health Care.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com