Joseph was born in Bluffton Aug. 6, 1943, to Henry and Ada Heyerly Gerber; both parents preceded him in death. He was a 1961 graduate of Bluffton High School.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina (David) Gaddini of Hebron, Ill., and Mariah (Matt) Hartman of Bluffton; a son, Mitchell “Mitch” Gerber of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and six sisters, Gladys J. Gerber, Susan (John) Kipfer, Virginia Gerber, Martha (Rex) Gentis, and Marcella Dillman, all of Bluffton, and Rosemary Hegerfeld of Roanoke.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton with burial to follow at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.
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