2015-08-13 / Obituaries

Kenneth Lloyd Gersch

A service to celebrate the life of Kenneth Gersch, 62 of Giddings, was held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating.

Kenneth Lloyd Gersch was born on April 5, 1953 in Giddings to Delbert & Olga Mae (Hielscher) Gersch. He was baptized in 1953 and confirmed in 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings.

Kenneth graduated from Giddings High School in 1971 and from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin in May of 1974. While at TLC, he played football and was an offensive guard on the 1974 National Championship Team.

Kenneth was united in marriage to Christine Droemer on May 25, 1974 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Robert Koenig. Kenneth, along with his family, have owned and operated Jake’s Sales & Service in Giddings for many years.

He was an active member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings where he sang in the choir, served on the church council and worship committee, taught the high school Sunday school class and served as a lay communion volunteer.

Kenneth also served as president and a board member of the Giddings Independent School District school board for several years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, snorkeling and watching football.

Kenneth passed away during the early morning hours of Monday, August 3, 2015 at South Austin Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert & Olga Mae Gersch.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Christine Gersch of Giddings; his daughter and son-in-law, Victoria “Torie” & Lewis Morrow Jr. of Giddings; his son, Zachary Gersch of Austin; two grandsons, Austin & Westin Morrow of Giddings; two brothers, Daryl Gersch of Giddings and Don Gersch of Dallas; two sisters, Karen Urban & her husband, Gene of Giddings and Denise Snyder & her husband, Marty of Houston; two sisters-in-law, June Mitschke & her husband, Larry of Spring and Carroll Knippa & her husband, Gary of Austin; uncle and aunt, Herman & Frances Gersch of Serbin, uncle, Alford Zoch of Winchester; nephews and nieces, Dustin Gersch & his wife, Laura of Lincoln, Ryan Gersch & his fiancee, Erika Florez of Houston, Kasey Mitschke of Giddings, Garrett Urban of Giddings, Samantha Snyder of Houston, Ty Mitschke of Houston, Erica Mitschke of The Woodlands, Sky Knippa & his wife, Elizabeth of Austin, Colter Knippa of Austin and Clayton Knippa of Austin, as well as several cousins and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Choir, 573 North Main Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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