Alfonzo F. Gerner, 77, died at
noon yesterday in his home at
Bruin, of a heart attack.
Mr. Gerner was a son of the
late Fred and Elvira Bartley
Gerner, and had spent most of
his life in Bruin. He was the
husband of the late Mona Covert
Gerner. He was born in West
Virginia, July 25, 1874.
Surviving are a son, Ross, of
Bruin; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel
Bannon and Mrs. Leota Holland
of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Della
Fletcher of Massillon, O., Mrs.
Brenda Davis of Louisville, O., and
Mrs. Alma Kitch of Bruin; three
borthers [sic], Warren Gerner of Cali-
fornia, John Gerner of Middle-
town, O., and Paul Gerner of
Mr. Gerner was a member of
the Methodist Church of Petrolia.
The funeral notice:
of Bruin, who died Tuesday, Jan. 29,
1952, will be received at the Hepler
Funeral Home, Petrolia... Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Fri-
day, from the funeral home, with the
Rev. C. C. Headland, pastor of the
Methodist Church of Petrolia, offi-
ciating, assisted by the Rev. Frank-
lin Kreps, pastor of the Bruin Free
Methodist Church. Burial will be in
the Bear Creek Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Hepler Funeral Home,
In the obituary Alfonzo's wife's name is noted as Mona but research causes me to conclude that it was actually Nona. As far as I know now, all other information is correct.
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