Franklyn W. Gerber

Date of Death: Nov 01, 2018
Franklyn W. Gerber

1936 - 2018

Franklyn W. Gerber, 81, passed away unexpectedly November 1, 2018 at his home.

Frank was born November 20, 1936 to Alfred and Alta Trotter Gerber. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. On November 6, 1959 he married Judith Beckman in Monroe, WI. Frank was a correctional officer for Fox Lake Correctional for several years until his retirement in 1991. Frank loved to fish and hunt. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Frank is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy; a son, Mark (Holly) Gerber of Waupun; two daughters: Cindy Jensen of MN and Sara (Jason) Heeringa of Waupun; seven grandchildren: Elizabeth Rodriguez, Travis (Tamara) Gerber, Ryan (Ashley) Gerber, Amara Rodriguez, Brock Vossekuil, Nicole Gerber, and Megan Gerber; three great-grandchildren: Sienna, Jaylen, and Kinsley; two sisters: Joyce Vogel of Monroe and Louann (Gary) Colden of Juda; a sister-in-law, Ida Gerber of Monroe; and nieces and nephews.

Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Al Gerber; and two sisters: Betty Landok and Ruth McKeon.


A private celebration Frank’s of life will be held at a later date.



  1. Donna Maxwell Says: November 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Clyde and I are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. There are no sufficient words to say at difficult times like this. We hope that peace and comfort will come to you through the words and presence of friends and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dianne Ruden Says: November 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Dear Judy & Family: Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Frank. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers. Loved ones are taken from us, but their memories remain forever in our hearts. Take care, Gary & Dianne Ruden

  3. Lonna Dearth Waltermire Says: November 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm


  4. I am so sorry for your loss. My maiden name was Gerber. My father passed away 20 years ago. He was in the Korean War, his sister’s name was Judy Beckman ( not your Mom), he had an aunt named Ida Gerber ( from Chippawa Falls). My son in law is a correctional officer. I have a nephew named Travis and a niece named Megan. A couple of years ago I inherited a gecko lizard. His name is Franklin. Just thought you might find this interesting.

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