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Lloyd GerkinPassing: March 17, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 20th @ 2:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, March 20th @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, March 20th

MITCHELL – Lloyd Gerkin, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 23, 1929, in Monroe County, he was the son of Hershel and Pearl (Kern) Gerkin.  He married Jessie Colleen Carroll May 4, 1947.

Lloyd retired from General Motors and was a farmer and carpenter. He graduated from Huron High School in 1947.  Lloyd enjoyed woodworking, fishing, watching sports, and traveling in his motor home.  

Colleen of Mitchell
Donna Kendall of Mitchell
Julie Lynn (Steve) Drake of Lebanon
Steve Gerkin of Mitchell
Brian (Peggy) Gerkin of Mitchell
Doug (Sandy) Kendall, Carol Barber, Michael Kendall, Amy (Jeff) Wilson, Chrislyn (Mike) Particka, Daniel Gerkin, Emily (Nathan) Rogers, Thomas Gerkin, Jacob (Audra) Gerkin, Elizabeth (Bryce) Stephens, and Allie Gerkin
great grandchildren,
Andrew (Rebecca) Barber, Aaron Barber, David (Kelsey) Kendall, Angela Kendall, Madeline and Sam Wilson, Ben and Claire Particka, Alivia, Jack, Max,  and Liam Rogers, Shane and Elaina Gerkin, and Madison, Ethan, and Ella Gerkin. 

His parents; grandson, Phillip Kendall; and brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Evelyn Gerkin, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health Hospice House, or charity of your choice.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Larry Hembree | Loogootee, IN
    Date: March 30, 2018
    Brian I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I wish I had found this announcement earlier so i could have attended the funeral. I have fond memories of our childhood and staying at your house and some of the mischief we would get into from time to time. Your parents were also courteous and generous. I also recall visiting your grandfathers place as well. I hope your family has found peace and mercy during these times. I think about you from time to time and hope you are doing well. Larry
    Date: March 28, 2018
    We are so sorry to hear the news of your Father. Thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family. From: Nita Backherms and Family.
  3. Guest: Joe & Kathy Adams | AVOCA, Indiana
    Date: March 21, 2018
    Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Wish we could have made it to the viewing to see you all.
  4. Guest: Brent and Rebecca Wright | Princeton, IN
    Date: March 19, 2018
    Brian and family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you are in our prayers. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.
  5. Guest: Cathy and Greg Brewer | Bedford
    Date: March 19, 2018
    Our hearts are with you at this time. Lloyd was a gentleman, and a wonderful great grandfather to our grandchildren.
  6. Guest: Charles | Frankfort, IL
    Date: March 19, 2018
    I have so many fond memories spending time with Pop! Out on his pontoon boat fishing, riding along in his combine, working in the yard and just relaxing together watching basketball. Such a fine, hard working man!
  7. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Bloomington, IN
    Date: March 18, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. Such a great man and a great family. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
  8. Guest: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: March 18, 2018
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Geni (Deckard) Clouse | Palm Coast, FL
    Date: March 18, 2018
    I was so sorry to hear about Lloyd's passing. I remember him more when I was a child, being at Granny and Pop's house. I always thought he was very handsome! I believe Donna and Julie look so much like their dad. Colleen, just know I love you and that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Geni