Roger D. Gerold, 89, of Van Wert, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born on December 7, 1930, in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of the late Wilbert and Neva (Irvin) Gerold. He served our country as a proud U.S. Navy veteran during the Korean War. He earned his bachelors degree in business from Ohio University. Roger was the personnel manager at Teleflex in Van Wert for 27 years, prior to his retirement. He held service positions at the Elks Lodge, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and served as a councilman for the City of Van Wert. On February 16, 1959, he married the love of his life Jacqueline Bunger who survives. Also surviving are his sons; Ken (Shari) Gerold of Hamilton, OH, Jon (Elise) Gerold of Pine Hurst, NC, Jed Gerold of Van Wert, OH, Sam (Karen) Gerold of Trevor, WI; grandchildren, Lisa (Evan) Lolli, Kaylyn, Evan, and Ella Gerold, Lindsey and Natalie Bryie; and brother in law, Frank Trautman. Roger is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Gerold; siblings, Bernard Dubbert, Gaylord Dubbert, Ila Lamphere, Dwayne Gerold, Judith Trautman; and Dianne Olsen. Private Family Services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rick Herrema Foundation or at rhfnow.org. FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
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