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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Gary Anson Zerkle

May 9, 1937March 2, 2020
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Gary Anson Zerkle, 82, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday March 2, 2020. Gary was born on May 9, 1937 in Rising Sun, Indiana. He was a son of the late Harry and Isabel Zerkle. Gary graduated from Rising Sun high school. He served 6 years in the United States Air Force. Gary graduated from Purdue Fort Wayne, with an Associates degree. He worked for Indiana Michigan Power for 48 years, later retiring as the head of the safety department. During his time there he also wrote safety programs. During his retirement he worked for Wal-Mart as the personnel coordinator for 15 years. He was a devout member at the Southwest Church of Christ, from Sunday School teacher, Deacon, and an Elder at the church. Gary is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marcia Zerkle; son, Douglas (Lisa) Zerkle; daughters, Melissa Theismann and Laura (Brian) Jones; grandchildren, Mallory Gross, Courtney Bishop, Christopher Stetzel, Sarah Theismann, Justin Zerkle, and Megan Theismann; and great-granddaughter, Jessalyn Adams. Also preceding him in passing was his brother, David Zerkle; and grandchildren, Harry John and Abigail Grace. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne 46809 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Gary's memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; and Visiting Nurse Hospice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Zerkle family may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com .

  • DONATIONS

  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
  • Visiting Nurse Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 6, 2020

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Roxie Flannery

March 12, 2020

I worked with Gary at AEP. Spent a lot of time with him at the Tanners Creek plant. He loved it there. Had a lot of information about the area since he grew up in that vicinity. He was delightful to work with. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Such a good person, such a good heart. May he be lifted up and wrapped in love.

Dean Traster

March 11, 2020

Sorry to learn of Gary's passing. I had the pleasure of working with and attending training sessions presented by Gary. We enjoyed kidding him about where on earth was Rising Sun Indiana. I ended up in the Distribution Dispatch Office. I'm sure his training and influence contributed to that.

Blessings to the Family,
Dean Traster, Retired
Winter Haven, Florida

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