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Zachary Gekeler

Gekeler, Zachary W. “Minne”, age 20 of Germantown passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  He was born to Terry and Andrea (Schrock) Gekeler in Mankato, MN.  Zack graduated from Valley View High School in 2013 where he played football and track.  He loved fishing, four wheeling, hiking, and music.  Zack enjoyed life to the fullest and was always the life of the party.  His quick wit, sarcasm, and smile will be missed by many.  He is preceded in death by his grandmothers F. Susan Poff and Lois Marie Gekeler, and grandfather Preston Schrock.  Along with his parents he is survived by his sister Logan Gekeler (fiancé Seth Carpenter), his grandfather Kenneth (Ralf) Poff, grandfather Marlyn Gekeler (Sue Clayton), his aunt Melissa Phelps, cousins Tyler and Brooklyn Murphy, aunt and uncle Kristine and David Johnson and cousins Cody Yard, Hailey, Presley and Aubrey Johnson, Aunt Kim Christenson and cousins Kelly (Anthony) Ingram, Karissa (Curtis) Berry, Kolten Christenson, and Kelsey Pilaczynski.  Funeral services will be held Saturday February 13, 2016 at 10:00 am at the First Church of God, 760 Farmersville Pike, Germantown OH with Pastor Steve Carney officiating.  Interment immediately following at Germantown Union Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 4:00-8:00pm at the church.

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Words can"t fill in the void and sorrow.Put your trust in the Lord,knowing he cares and others are praying with you.Hold on to memories

Paul Harris Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I pray that God will comfort you in this hour of sorrow.

Gerry Burris Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy, Larry, Tammy, Nathan & Monica Dietz

Larry and Tammy Dietz Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

Terry and family....we are so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Zack. May you find comfort in the loving memories of your time together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this time of loss. We love you, Ken and Kris.

Ken Beck Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry and saddened to read this. Prayers and hugs during this most difficult time to you and your family.

Vickie & Scott Shifflett Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

Sending our heartfelt condolences.Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.Hold fast to Zack's memories and trust in the Lord to help you through the pain.

Dan & Bernie Zellmer family Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

My heart is so sad for you, Terry! Sending love and strength to you and you family.

Joann Jacobson Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers and hugs are with you. Roxanne - Todd Heather & Hannah Herold

Roxanne Herold Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

Blooming Basket was sent by Janesville High School Class of 1985.Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers from Janesville High School Class of 1985.

Kari Kopischke Feb 10 2016 12:00 AM