Obituary: Clifford W. Gerber, Jr.

Clifford W. Gerber, Jr., age 78, of Stockbridge, MI, passed away on February 23, 2022 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Clifford was born February 21, 1944 in Monroe, MI to Clifford Sr. and Barbara (Nagy) Gerber.

Clifford lived in the Stockbridge area for the past forty plus years. His professional career was insurance sales for Western Southern Life Insurance company.  He was “ business” by day, but when home, he was fun-loving with a great sense of humor.  He loved spending time gardening, and over the years he raised small farm animals.  He enjoyed going out for dinner, going to the casino, and in his prime he was a ballroom dance instructor. He was an amazing father, uncle, and Poppa to his many grandchildren. Most of all he was a dedicated and loving husband who cared for his wife for many years with Muscular Dystrophy.

On November 21, 1981, he married Elizabeth (Minix). She preceded him in death on December 5, 2021. He is survived by his children, Clifford W. (Amanda) Gerber III of Tennessee,  Amberlee (Corey) Barker of Virgina, and Lance (Barb Bartley) Gerber of Stockbridge; 10 grandchildren: Savanna, Kierra, Holden, Lily, Lilah, Landon, Leo, Levi, Luke, and Mya; also his siblings: Helen “Susie” Gilson of Milan, Barbara Walters of Temperance, Ruth Royal of Milan, John (Cheryl) Gerber of Tecumseh, and Harold (Becky) Gerber of Sylvania, OH; also many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers-in-law, Vance Gilson, Lenoard Walters, and Eddie Royal.

Burial was held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Stockbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

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