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Frank Gerih - January 12, 2014


Frank Earl Gerih, age 84, of Wauneta, Neb., passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Neb.
Frank was born March 21, 1929, in Eckley, Colo., to parents Mike and Barbara (Sohnlein) Gerih. He was one of eight children.
On July 28, 1962, Frank married Dwila Guthrie in Yuma, Colo. The family made their home in rural Wauneta, Neb.
Frank entered the United States Army on April 24, 1951. He proudly served his country during the Korean War, receiving the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on March 14, 1953.’
Love of family was always first in Frank’s life.
He was a lifetime member of the NRA as well as a member of the VFW Post of Palisade. He was proud to be a Tennessee Squire for over 30 years. Frank enjoyed trap shooting and training his bird dogs. He was an avid hunter.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Dee Gerih of Wauneta; two daughters, Julee Wilson of McCook, Neb., and Judee (Wes) Easter of Hershey, Neb.; granddaughter Kimberly (Dallas) Mues of Bartley, Neb., and their children, Kayla and Dalton Mues and granddaughter Mariah Easter of Hershey; two nephews that reside locally, Randy (Jan) Gerih of Wauneta and David Gerih of McCook; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Johnnie Ourada; four sisters; three brothers; and his beloved bird dogs, Okie 1 and Okie 2.
?Per Frank’s request, he chose cremation. A private family service will be held at a later date.
?Memorial contributions are suggested in Frank’s name to donor’s choice, 35060 Rd. 733A, Wauneta, NE 69045.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit the website at www.carpenterbreland.com to sign the online guestbook for the family.