Eldon P. Gerber, 75, of Kidron, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
He was born in Wooster on February 4, 1946 to the late Oren E. and Catharine L. (Steiner) Gerber and married Karen S. Smerik on January 25, 1975.
He was a life-long Kidron resident and was active in the community. A recently retired co-owner of Gerber Lumber and Hardware in Kidron, Eldon never knew a stranger and was a man of faith.
In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived by sons, Ben (Katie) Gerber of Orrville and Shawn (Kristi) Gerber of Massillon; grandchildren, Joshua, Hannah, Emily, and Miles; sisters, Dolores Nussbaum and Jeanne (Roy) Erb, both of Kidron and Carol (John) Richmond of Nokomis, FL.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am at Kidron Mennonite Church, 3987 Kidron Road, Kidron, with Pastor Stephon Reed officiating. There will be no calling hours. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidron Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 155, Kidron, OH 44636.