The funeral service for Carrol Gerstenberger, 89, Eudora, KS, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Eudora United Methodist Church in Eudora (2084 N. 1300 Rd.). Burial will follow in Eudora Cemetery. He died on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Medicalodge in Eudora.
He was born on December 16, 1920 in Eudora, KS, the son of Carl C. & Viola Votaw Gerstenberger. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Gerstenberger was a retired farmer & stockman on the SW side of Eudora, KS. He retired in 1985 as the night supervisor in the City of Lawrence Garage. Previously, he had formerly owned the Gerstenberger Farm Service, which spread lime and fertilizer on area fields from 1959-1985. He enjoyed working in his machine shop and was known as the “fix it man”. The Gerstenbergers left their farm in 2006 to move to a duplex adjacent to Medicalodges.
He was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows Lodge #42 in Eudora, the Douglas County Farm Bureau, a former member of the Wakarusa Watershed District and served on the Eudora Board of Education from 1964-1973.
He was married to Eva Belle Kindred on February 14, 1939 in Ridgeway, CO. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, LaWanda Toler, of Casa Grande, AZ, a sister, Violet Fleming, of Eudora, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Sue Swoyer, a sister, Vera Rose Kanzig and a granddaughter, Rosie Toler.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Eudora United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.