Oct. 19, 1926 - Sept. 5, 2013
ELKHART - Herman C. Gildner, 86, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at home.
He was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Elkhart to Charles M. and Bertha C. (Walters) Gildner. On June 21, 1947, in Elkhart he married Constance C. Gaska.
She survives, along with three daughters, Kathleen A. (Vernon) Eroh of Peoria, Ill., Barbara J. (James) DeBolt of Winter Haven, Fla., and Susan M. Milner of Rockford, Ill.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Gildner and Walter Gildner; and two sisters, Lois Von Karowski and Bernice King, all of Elkhart.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Herman attended St. Vincent de Paul Grade School and graduated from Elkhart High School in the class of 1945. He was in sales for Adams Westlake for 30 years and retired from Excel Corp. after 18 years.
There will be no visitation or services. Private services will be at a later date.
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral and Cremation Service, Elkhart is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Elkhart.
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