Gene Edward Gerstle

May 10, 1923December 25, 2012

Gene Edward Gerstle passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at the age of 89. He was born May 10, 1923 in Louisville to the late Frank Ferdinand Gerstle and the late Mary Antoinette Dell Gerstle.

He graduated from St. X High School and the University of Louisville.

Gene had a very positive outlook on life, and will be missed by his family and friends. He was an enthusiastic U of L Cardinals fan, and was an avid roller skater.

He is survived by children Catherine Dianne Niedner (Malcolm) in Greenbelt, Maryland, Julie Sebastian (Russell) in Omaha, Nebraska, Don Gerstle (Stefanie) in Tucson, Arizona, Val Gerstle (and friend Bob Wiedemer) in Cincinnati, Ohio, Amy Gerstle in Louisville, stepson Charles Hibbs (Patricia) in Louisville, four grandchildren, Charles Niedner in Greenbelt, Maryland, Kim Kleinhans (Mike) in Atlanta, Georgia, Christi Gerstle in Los Angeles, California and Ted Gerstle (Melissa) in Chicago, Illinois, step-grandsons Mark Hibbs in Burkburnett, Texas, David Hibbs in Louisville, and Donald Hibbs (Cindy) in Louisville, step-granddaughters Robin Murphy(Eddie) in Corydon, Indiana, Jennifer Childers (Brian), 11 step-great-grandchildren, and step-nephew John Jumpp, all in Louisville.

Friends and family may visit Sunday December 30 from 4-8 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4623 Preston Highway. A funeral mass to celebrate Gene’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 31, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church on 6000 Preston Highway, with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Moose Lodge or to the University of Louisville.


  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gene Edward Gerstle

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Mark Hibbs

January 10, 2013

Will always be remembered through my years of growing up and never forgotten. All of our conversations and times shared- "Grandpa Gene", with our heavenly Father and now back with my "Nana"!!!

December 31, 2012

Losing a loved one during this joyous season is especially difficult. But oh through it all, "being summoned to those pearly gates by your Heavenly Father on the most glorious day of the year", what an esteem honor that must be. We are hoping you find comfort in knowing your Grandfather has arrived at his forever home and tell "Nate" it is a beautiful place with no pain or suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this sad hour.
On behalf of our entire family, Dannie and Sandy Childers

Nancy and Jack(John) Gerstle

December 28, 2012

We are very sad at the passing of Uncle Gene. He, along with Uncle Charles, surprised us with a visit when we lived in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Although we were not able to visit him much, we loved him. He was a caring man and will be greatly missed.