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Daryl Peter Gerber

September 24, 1921 February 7, 2018
Daryl Peter Gerber
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Obituary for Daryl Peter Gerber

Worthington, MN

Daryl Peter Gerber, age 96, was born on September 24, 1921, in Wilmont, MN, the son of Matthew and Marie (Peterburs) Gerber. He enlisted in the United States Army on August 20, 1942. Daryl was assigned to the coast artillery Battery A harbor defenses of Long Island sound. He was trained as a loader of a 6 inch gun and as a 50 caliber AA machine gun crewman. Daryl was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on February 5, 1946.
Prior to his discharge from the army, Daryl married Gertrude (Gertie) Wilken on August 25, 1945. They lived their lives in Worthington, MN, where Daryl worked for 36 years as the superintendent of parks. He retired from park superintendent in 1983. Daryl passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Daryl is survived by two children, Dianne (Don) Perrin of Wiggins, CO along with her children, Regan and Mitchell and Steve (Deb) Gerber of Apple Valley, MN along with their children, Lisa and Tamara; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Daryl was preceded in death by his wife Gertie; parents Matt and Marie Gerber; brothers Maynard, James and Donald; a sister Yvonne Winter and one great granddaughter Ariel Linn.
Daryl will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Luncheon will follow the interment.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

14

Apr

9:30 AM 4/14/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/14/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

14

Apr

10:30 AM 4/14/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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