Ross Edward Gerber, age 85, of Columbus, Nebraska formerly of Nebraska City, Nebraska died Saturday July 14, 2001 at the Columbus Manor in Columbus. Memorial Services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday July 18, 2001 at the McKown Funeral Chapel in Columbus with Reverend Gary Main officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Peru, Nebraska. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until servicetime at McKown Funeral Home.
Ross Edward Gerber was born May 1, 1916 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Edward and Bertha (Ross) Gerber. He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1935. In 1939 he was united in marriage to Roberta Cowell in Fremont, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.
Ross was a Contractor and co-owner of Colbert & Gerber Construction in Nebraska City for 35 years until retiring and moving to San Benito, Texas. The couple lived there for 15 years until moving to Columbus in 1994. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the V.F.W., the American Legion, and the 40 & 8 Club in Nebraska City. Ross enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.
He is survived by:
Wife: Roberta J. Gerber of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Gayle (Ronald) Callan of Columbus, NE
Brother : Norris (Maria) Gerber of Arlington, VA
Brother: Robert Gerber of Castro Valley, CA
Sister : Darlene (Wesley) Paap of Lincoln, NE
Seven Great Grandchildren
He was preceded by:
Parents: Edward and Bertha (Ross) Gerber
Daughter: Mary Beth Burgess
Brother: Arnold Gerber
Memorial may be directed to the Mount Vernon Cemetery Association in Peru, Nebraska