Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, John Gerling (a very special person) entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri.
He was born on October 31, 1960, the son of August (Gus) and Bertha Catherine (Walters) Gerling.
John was a special needs adult and resided at the Thatcher Group Home in Fulton, Missouri.
He enjoyed singing Karaoke at the Tim Tebow “Night to Shine” Foundation event. He also enjoyed bowling, music, watching Gunsmoke, attending Camp Wonderland and visits by his brothers and their wives.
John had a remarkable memory for events early in his life. He was loved by all and will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his brothers, Larry (Brenda) Gerling, Independence; Bill (Paula) Gerling, Jefferson City; Deacon Tom (Margaret) Gerling, House Springs; and Alan (Diana) Gerling, Jefferson City. He was an uncle and cousin to many.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard “Dick” Gerling.
Visitation will be 9-11:00 a.m. Monday, August 23, 2021, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 23, 2021, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to the Tim Tebow Foundation-Night to Shine, www.timtebowfoundation.org/night-to-shine or Camp Wonderland-Donate to Wonderland Camp|Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City is in charge of the arrangements.
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