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Brian Scott GerkinPassing: June 26, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 29th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, June 29th @ 10:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, June 29th

MITCHELL – Brian Scott Gerkin, 64, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at his residence.

Born October 17, 1959, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lloyd and Jessie Colleen (Carroll) Gerkin. He married Peggy Anne Fox on April 20, 1979, and she survives.

Brian retired in 2008 from General Motors as a millwright welder and then started his own welding company, Beyond Welding, in 2009. He was a 1978 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of UAW Local 440. Brian enjoyed construction and helped everyone build a house. He loved being around his family and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Gerkin of Mitchell; children, Jacob Scott (Audra) Gerkin of Mitchell, Elizabeth (Bryce) Stephens of Mitchell, and Alexandria “Allie” Gerkin of Mitchell; grandchildren, Madison Gerkin, Ethan Gerkin, Ella Gerkin, Henry Stephens, and Lewis Stephens; and siblings, Julie (Steve) Drake of Lebanon and Steve Gerkin of Mitchell.

His parents and sister, Donna Carol Kendall, preceded him in death.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Keith Mundy officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions:  Class of 1978 Memorial Scholarship

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22 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Ron and Cathy Blackwell | Williams, IN 47470
    Date: July 10, 2024
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Btian. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
  2. Guest: Angelique Gerkin | Shoals Indiana
    Date: June 30, 2024
    You do not know me but I felt I needed to tell you how sorry I am that you have lost your loved one. Even though 4 generations ago the Gerkin family moved to different places around southern Indiana, the never stayed in contact. But my father assured me that All of the Gerkin's around are related. I wish I could have the resources to tell you the details of your heavenly departeds But thar information was list last year when i lost my last Gerkin family member, my dad/ best friend Thomas Gerkin. . But I just needed to tell you'and your family how very very sorry I am that you lost your loved one. I wish I could remember the details of our family history so I could share them with you. But I do know liss and my heart hearts for you and your family.
  3. Guest: Richard Hagemier | Orleans
    Date: June 29, 2024
    My condolences for your loss . Prayers to all
  4. Guest: Charles and Judy Rittenhouse | Bedford indiana
    Date: June 28, 2024
    I did not know Bryon very well. However i know his Brother Steve, and his Nephew Dan Gerkin. If Bryon was anything like those guys, and i belive he was. Then he was a awesome Dude!! The Gerkin name caries clout, it means something around these parts. I had the opportunity to witnes Dan and Steve drop what they were doing, and rebuild a pontoon boat, and trailer. So dan could take him fishing before he past. They went hog wild and practically built a new boat. It would have taken less time to do this but it was Bryon who wanted to weld up a new trailer. He wouldnt let it go. Thats the kind of guy he was. He wanted things to be the best they could be. And thats the way Dan and Steve are as well. The attention to detail Bryon had will live on through his fine family. Rest in peace Bryon.
  5. Guest: Gary Davis | Bedford Indiana
    Date: June 28, 2024
    My deepest condolences 🙏. From follow 1978 classmate.
  6. Guest: Danny Davis | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 27, 2024
    I am sorry for the loss your family is experiencing . I have always considered Brian and his family as friends. As life sometimes does, it takes us in different directions,when we were younger we shared a lot of fun times. Brian will be remembered and missed . You have my deepest sympathies
  7. Guest: Diane Jendrek | Bedford
    Date: June 27, 2024
    My condolences to the family. May the eternal peace of God be your strength and your hope.
  8. Guest: Linda Gass | The Villages, Florida
    Date: June 27, 2024
    Peggy, We were so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  9. Guest: Nancy Duncan | Williams, IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    So sadden to here of Brian's passing. Peace be with you, Peggy, and the family. 💔 Nancy
  10. Guest: AMAND BIRCHFIELD | Campbellsburg, IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    Brian reminded me of my grandpa. He was always so kind and easy to talk to. Im going to miss his, almost daily, phone calls to check-in. His, "Just calling to let you know I'm good. How are you kid?"
  11. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Brian was such a good man. My condolences for all his family and friends. Heaven is a little closer.
  12. Guest: Tammy (Tolbert) Gardner | Bloomington, In
    Date: June 26, 2024
    Very fond memories of Brian through the school years.
  13. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: June 26, 2024
    So sorry.
  14. Guest: Robert Bex | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    R.I.P Brian. Prayers for Brian’s family.
  15. Guest: Mike Tanksley | Solsberry, IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    Brian and I were classmates. He was just a great person to be around, so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with the family at this time.
  16. Guest: Nelsa King | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 26, 2024
    I'm so deeply sorry Peggy, my heart breaks for you and your family. Prayers to you all in your time of sorrow.
  17. Guest: bobbetta robertson | Orleans IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    Friends with his wife's side of family. Sorry for your loss
  18. Guest: Sandy Pipher Neal | Orleans
    Date: June 26, 2024
    Always enjoyed talking to Brian. All around good guy. Prayers for family.
  19. Guest: Ron & Doris Burcham | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 26, 2024
    So sorry Peggy. I will miss him, we always enjoyed talking to each other. If there is anything you need help with on the property descriptions, let me know.
  20. Guest: Darlene Irwin | Mitchell, In
    Date: June 26, 2024
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for everyone🙏💖🙏
  21. Guest: Beth Doub | Mitchell
    Date: June 26, 2024
    So very sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was a year ahead of me in school. Always nice. Prayers for Peggy and all his family. May God comfort you all in the days to come.
  22. Guest: Michelle Porter | Orleans, IN
    Date: June 26, 2024
    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers