Clarren L. Gehring, 92, passed away Monday morning, June 10, 2024, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.

Clarren was born in Bluffton on Feb. 5, 1932, to Homer and Ida (Stauffer) Gehring, both parents preceded him in death. He married Joyce J. (Grandlinard) on May 25, 1952, she preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2024, they were married 71 years.

He worked for International Harvester in Ft. Wayne, retiring in 1983. After retirement, Clarren worked part-time at Christian Care Retirement Community and Habegger Lumber in Bluffton. Clarren was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Bluffton. He enjoyed camping, traveling with friends and was very handy, Clarren had the ability to fix almost anything.

Clarren is survived by six children, Sharon Gehring of Clearwater, Fla., Kent (Barb) Gehring of Ossian, Scott (Chris) Gehring of Boise, Idaho, Bruce (Marsha) Gehring of Tocsin, Lynn Gehring (Robert Wedding) of Bluffton and Aleda Braun of Clearwater, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

 In addition to his parents and wife, Clarren is preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be from 11:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton, followed immediately by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Ron Kipfer will officiate. Burial will be held at Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Adams County.

Memorials can be made in Clarren’s memory to the Apostolic Christian Church.

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