Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN


Theodore "Ted" Gerichs, Jr.

January 27, 1925March 17, 2020

Theodore (Ted) Gerichs, Jr., 95, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born January 27, 1925, to the late Theodore Sr., and Helen (Godeke) Gerichs.

Ted retired from the US Postal Service in 1985, as a letter carrier. He and his son were hosts to a colony of purple martins for many years. He served in the US Army and thoroughly enjoyed his experience flying on the Honor Flight.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Galen Gene Gerichs; sisters, Esther Germann, Dorothy Steele, and Doris Damm Hudson.

Ted is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian (Meier) Gerichs; sister, Edna Benton; brother, Glenn Gerichs; nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service for family and close friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Salem Church Cemetery-Darmstadt, officiated by Rev. David Peterson. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.


  • Lillian Gerichs, Wife of 68 years
  • Edna Benton, Sister
  • Glenn Gerichs, Brother
  • Mr. Gerichs also leaves nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 21, 2020


Theodore "Ted" Gerichs, Jr.

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Jerry / Edna Fletcher

March 23, 2020

Dear Lillian,

We have been so blessed to have you and your family as friends. We love you and are so sorry for your recent loss of Ted and Galen. Your family has been an inspiration to ours. You have shown us what it means to be true friends and the closeness /commitment of how God intended families/friends to be. We will always cherish all the fond memories we have of the time we have spent with Ted, Galen, and you. We are sure Ted and Galen are celebrating in heaven. We pray for continued strength and comfort for you.
Love, Jerry and Edna Fletcher

Lisa Rice

March 22, 2020

Dear Aunt Mae,

We are so very sorry to hear that our beloved uncle Ted has passed away so soon after Galen.

What a blessing that both uncle Ted and you have been in your community. You always took time to visit anyone you knew that was in need or just needed a cheerful visit. You both have been faithful servants and set a wonderful example for everyone around you.

We always enjoyed uncle Ted's stories and tours around Evansville. We will miss him and forever cherish our memories. We are praying for you during this great loss you are experiencing.

Love Always,
Lisa Meier Rice, Amy Meier Beck, and our families

Carolyn Brown

March 21, 2020

Lillian so sorry to here about your lost. You have had a rough couple of months. Our thoughts are with you.

Ray and Carolyn Brown from NARFE I am the secretary.

Jim and Peggy Bauer

March 20, 2020

We shared many smiles and good conversations with Ted and Galen whenever we saw them out and about. Always so pleasant. We also so appreciated Ted and Lillian’s kindness to mom, Genevieve Bauer.

Jane (Reimann) Childs

March 19, 2020

Dear Lillian and family,
So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was a wonderful friend to my late father and I’ve known him many years. He helped my father in many ways and I will never forget that. He was a good man with a kind heart.
Ted and son, Galen, are together now, reunited with our Heavenly Father for eternity. May God’s love comfort you in your time of loss.
Sending Deepest Sympathy and Prayers,
Jane (Reimann) Childs

Nancy Jo Freels Datzman

March 19, 2020

So sad to learn of Ted's passing, especially so soon after losing Galen. Ted was always so nice and always remembered ALL of his mail route people! My heartfelt sympathy to you Lillian, and to Ted's family and many friends.