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Paul Gerencser, Jr.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
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Paulie. Your memories will lighten the days ahead. Our sympathies.
Ron & Cindi Slattery May 1 2012 12:00 AM
MARSHA&DON SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS ARE PRAYERS ARE
ALLEN SHOUGH May 1 2012 12:00 AM
Marsha, Chris & Jim:
Your families have our sympathy during this difficult time. I have some good memories of your Dad, as the Hemrick family was family friends and neighbors. I remember always riding my bicycle over to the farm and Paule would show me how he milked the cows and he would let me help. And whenever there was a wedding reception or dance, he was always out there dancing away. He was such an ornery character! Always cherish the memories and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon, Terry & Family
Terry & Sharon (Hemrick) Colley Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM
So sorry for the loss of your father. Paulie was such a fun character! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Mike & Debi Altic Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed by many.
Jeff and Lorie Lucas Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM
Neighbors and Friends, Our families share many good times and memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It''''s so hard to lose our parents, no matter how or when.
Linda Hankinson (Zuber), Chuck and Jenna Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May you always remember the good times you had together.
Tad, Tianne, Brandon and Jon Pendergrast Apr 30 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Marsha and family...I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you in the coming days as you go through your grieving. Know that he is with your Mother and in a much better place, looking down on you. May you hold dear your memories and fall back on them for comfort.
Judy (Wannemacher) Hammons Apr 29 2012 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. Denny & June Lucas
Denny & June Lucas Apr 28 2012 12:00 AM
Marsha and family, our sympathies for your loss. Just lost my Dad of 95 in Dec. Understanding and prayers for comfort to you all. Ron & Karen
Ron Grabianowski Apr 28 2012 12:00 AM