Elmer Lee Gerstberger, age 94, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Elmer was born on October 27, 1922 in rural Wichita County, Kansas, the son of Joseph F. & Hattie (Schwindt) Gerstberger, Sr. Following graduation from Wichita County High School in 1942, he continued his career as a lifelong Farmer/Rancher in Wichita County. Elmer enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, playing cards and woodworking and was an avid supporter of Wichita County School athletics.
Elmer was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Leoti, Kansas.
On February 3, 1948 he married Isabel Katherine Herman in Garden City, Kansas. Isabel passed away on April 21, 2001 in Leoti, Kansas.
Elmer’s surviving family includes
Kenneth & Mary Gerstberger- Leoti, Kansas
Juanita & Ron Jameson- Garden City, Kansas
Jacqulyn & Randy Krueger- Hays, Kansas
Donna & Mike Fletcher- Lakewood, Colorado
Chris & Doug Carr- Wakeeney, Kansas
Laura & Bill Biermann- Goodland, Kansas
Jason & Tanya Gerstberger- Colby, Kansas
Brian & Amanda Gerstberger- Leoti, Kansas
Ross & Sarah Jameson- Garden City, Kansas
Jill & Chris Lawrence- Scott City, Kansas
Craig Jameson- Scott City, Kansas
Angela & Robbie Delzeit- Hays, Kansas
Marcus & Aimee Kreuger- Evans, Colorado
Nathan & MaeGhan Fletcher- Tustin, California
Erin & Will McRorie- Buckeye, Arizona
John Fletcher- Lakewood, Colorado
Twenty-Eight great grandchildren
Virginia Lee- Garden City, Kansas
J.F. (Junior) & Phyllis Gerstberger, Jr.- Gainesville, Texas
His parents, wife, and a brother, William Gerstberger, precede him in death.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Leoti, Kansas.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, December 10, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Martin officiating.
Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas.
Friends may call from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to St. Anthony Catholic Church Building Fund or Wichita County Health Center in care of the funeral home.