Gerhard Finke

Parkside Court

Gerhard H. Finke, 86, of Parkside Court, died at 8:18 p.m. May 18, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Gerhard was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Columbus, the son of Gerhard W. and Selma L. Rittman Finke. He married Wilma Jean Stuckey June 10, 1956.

He was a graduate of Columbus High School and a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He was employed by Product Engineering Company for 48 years and was an avid gun collector.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Galligar officiating. Calling will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church through the funeral home.

Survivors include his sons, Jon Eric (Sandra Davis) Finke of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Timothy Joel (Tami Caldwell) Finke of Carmel; daughter, Judith Finke Johnson of Bloomington; grandchildren, Eric Davis Finke, Morgan Skye Finke, Iesha Ann Johnson and Jasmin Jo Johnson; and step-grandchildren, Ashley Lease, Taylor Gonzalez and Bryer Lease.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhard W. and Selma Finke; wife, Wilma; brother, Robert Finke; and a sister, Fazenda Darlage.

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