Luis A. Gaerlan

August 25, 1940July 7, 2018

Luis A. Gaerlan, 77, of Machesney Park, IL, died peacefully, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at his daughter’s home. He was born August 25, 1940 in Manila, Philippines, the son of Salvador and Victorina (Angeles) Gaerlan. Luis married Judy Morgan on July 16, 1984. He worked numerous manufacturing jobs, and finally worked as a dietary aide at PA Peterson. He was a member of Saint Bridget Catholic Church. Luis was a hardworking man who enjoyed cooking. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Luis is loved and missed by his wife, Judy; daughters, Vickie Gaerlan, and Jenni (Adam) Hensley; grandchildren, Kasia Colson, Jade Colson, Olivia Colson, and Braden Colson; siblings, Gaudelia Pozas, Dr. Evangelina Gaerlan, and Isidora (Antonio) Gregorio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Aurora Peck, Jaime Gaerlan, Socorro Gaerlan, Bayani Gaerlan and Salvador Gaerlan. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115. A visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Entombment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the family. To share a condolence, please visit


  • Judy Gaerlan, Wife
  • Salvador Gaerlan, Father
  • Victorina Gaerlan, Mother
  • Vickie Gaerlan, Daughter
  • Jenni (Adam) Hensley, Daughter
  • Kasia Colson, Grandchild
  • Jade Colson, Grandchild
  • Olivia Colson, Grandchild
  • Braden Colson, Grandchild
  • Gaudelia Pozas, Sister
  • Dr. Evangelina Gaerlan, Sister
  • Isidora (Antonio) Gregorio, Sister
  • Aurora Peck, Sister
  • Jaime Gaerlan, Brother
  • Socorro Gaerlan, Brother
  • Bayani Gaerlan, Brother
  • Salvador Gaerlan, Brother
  • Luis leaves behind as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Luis A. Gaerlan

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