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Norman E. “Zeke” Gerhardt

September 16, 1932 – September 26, 2017


GerhardtNorman E. “Zeke” Gerhardt, age 85 of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Foundation Park Nursing Facility in Toledo under the care of Heartland Hospice.

Zeke was born on September 16, 1932 in Maybee, MI to Jacob and Ella (Baisch) Gerhardt. He was the youngest and 13th child born from this union. He graduated from Monroe Catholic Central High School in 1950.

He was employed by DT&I Railroad in Flat Rock for 34 years. After retirement he worked at Giant Oaks Golf Course in Temperance so he could be around the game he loved to play. Norman also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings, horse racing and keno.

Surviving are 16 nieces and nephews and several friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, six sisters, and nine nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation or services. Private interment will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery in Maybee, MI. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorial donations in Norm’s memory may be made to SMCC High School or Oaks of Righteousness Church.

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