Erika (Gerner) Garlock, 69, of Fremont, OH passed away at her home on December 16, 2017. She was born on April 5, 1948 in Grobheppach, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany to Jakob and Margaretha (Vogel) Gerner. She moved to the United States with her family at age 8 and became a citizen at 16.
Erika graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1966 and attended Waldorf University in Iowa. She married Joseph H. Garlock on May 7, 1972 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fremont and he survives.
Erika worked at Union Carbide/Eveready for twenty-seven years, Kmart in Fremont for twenty years and was currently employed at H.J. Heinz for the past eighteen years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She loved to spend time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s events.
Erika is survived by her husband or forty-five years, Joseph H. Garlock, Fremont; children, Dottie White and Rueben Garlock both of Port Clinton, Joshua Garlock, Matthew (Miranda) Garlock and Benjamin Garlock all of Fremont and Michael Garlock, Oak Harbor, OH; grandchildren, Tony (Irina) White, Brandi White, Hannah Castro, Erik, Avery, Michelle and Keegan Garlock; great grandson, Maximus White; brother, Nicholas Gerner, Fremont and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gunther and Franz Gerner, grandson, Alexander Garlock.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home, 425 E State St., Fremont.
Service: Wednesday, December 20, 2017; 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1187 Co Rd 128, Fremont, OH with an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. Pastor Scott Mauch will officiate.
Burial: Four Mile House Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: Liberty Center or Faith Lutheran Church