June 16, 2013

Robert V. Gerhart


---- — Robert V. Gerhart, 80, Logansport, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Mr. Gerhart was born Aug. 18, 1932, to Charles and Gladys (Hobaugh) and was raised in Battle Ground.

He was a Korean War era veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Purdue University. He was a retired educator with the Logansport School Corporation.

He enjoyed following Purdue sports, his beloved Cubs, antiquing and his family.

He was married May 2, 1953, to Dorothy Ann (Fisher), who survives. Mr. Gerhart is also survived by his sons, Michael Gerhart (Andrea) of North Judson and Terry Gerhart of Noblesville; daughter, Shanna Flora (Gerald) of Logansport; brothers, Jack Gerhart of Lafayette and William Gerhart of Monticello; seven grandchildren, Wendy (Dave) Barrett of Lafayette, Michelle Peretti of North Judson, Kimmy Gerhart, Charles Gerhart and Samuel Gerhart of Noblesville, Kylie (Dustin) Cotner and Kristie Flora of Logansport; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis E. (Gerhart) Helmrick.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation can be made to the Logansport Hospice Center in care of Logansport Memorial Hospital, Hope Hospice Center, 1101 Michigan Ave., Logansport, IN 46947 or the general fund of the First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Broadway, Logansport IN 46947.