Franz Gerner, 71 of Fremont, OH passed away on May 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 1, 1945 in Yugoslavia to Jakob and Margaretha (Vogel) Gerner. Franz moved from Germany to the United States with his family when he was ten years old. He was a 1964 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. He served in the US Army from 1965 to 1967 and was stationed at Fort Carson, CO. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Franz married Anne Breon on April 6, 1968 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue, OH and she survives. He enjoyed being a Realtor for over forty-five years and loved being part of the Bolte Realty “family.” He managed the Fremont and Clyde offices. He also worked for Kellogg in Fremont until he retired in 2006.
Franz was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Fremont Eagles. He was an avid Ohio State fan. He and his wife hosted an annual OSU Michigan party for over thirty-five years. He also loved to travel and spend time with his family especially attending his grandchildren’s events.
Franz is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Anne Gerner, Fremont; children, Suzanne (John) Lozano, Saginaw, MI, Krista Gerner, Fremont and Matthew Gerner, Upper Arlington, OH; grandchildren, Cody (Erin Fagan) Foos, Akron, OH, Kayla and Kyle Foos both of Fremont, Alyssa, Alec and Tyler Lozano all of Saginaw, MI; great grandson, Jayden Foos; siblings, Nick Gerner and Erika (Joe) Garlock both of Fremont; sister-in-law, Beverly Gerner of Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gunther Gerner.
Visitation: Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Thursday, May 25, 2017; 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1187 Co Rd 128, Fremont, OH with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Robert Young will officiate.
Burial: Four Mile House Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: Faith Lutheran Church, Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital or American Diabetes Association.
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Paul and Sue Burmeister
Our sincere sympathy to the Gerner. Franz was a great man, and both Paul and I were privileged to have worked with him. God rest his soul.
Our hearts are sad for the loss of a great guy and friend. Hugs and prayers to Anne and all the family.
Love from Ann and Dan Benton
Chuck and Marti Redmond
We are Shocked and Saddened by this unexpected parting. God Speed Franz – too young, too soon. God Bless you Franz and your family who mourns you through the mercy and compassion of Jesus.
Bob and Terri Mosser
Our sincere condolences to Anne and family.
Sincere sympathy. Great person to work with.
Carol and Kim Morelock
Franz and Ann often subbed in our card club in the 80s. Always had a fun night with them. So very sorry for your loss.
Please know you have our deepest sympathy !!may God walk you thru this hard time. And bless every one of you! Nancy, Dennis
Krista so saddened to hear of the loss of your father. He was a very kind man. May your heart and sadness be filled with happy memories you have with your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you! My condolences to you and the rest of your family.
Gerner and Lozano families,
Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Franz was a great man and we are sending hugs and prayers.
Dan, Jaye and Jeanne Blakely
We are so sad by this loss, Anne, but so grateful for having known Franz and sharing lots of laughter with you both. Hugs and prayers, my friend.
Pat and Randy K
Our deepest sympathy to Anne and the Gerner family. In the short time we had the pleasure of knowing Franz we could tell he was a upstanding gentleman with a gracious soul. God Bless.
The Fagan Family
Jim & Pat Heyman
Keeping you in prayer through this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
MAY GOD COMFORT AND GIVE PEACE TO ALL
OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM THE MIDDLETON FAMILY
With Deepest Sympathy
In your time of sorrow may it ease your pain to know that others are thinking of you.
Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz
Denny and Janice Smith
We are so very sorry for your loss. We have many happy memories of our couples card club. Rest in peace Franz and may God comfort you Anne and family. Love you and know that we are here for you.
Anne, just to let you know you and your family are thought of with sympathy and caring at this sad time. Sorry for your loss.
My condolences to Franz’ family. I worked with him for several years and always found him to be a fair and ethical man who spoke often of his family, that they enjoyed each other’s company. So sorry for your loss Pat Miller
Our deepest sympathy to Anne, Krista and the Gerner family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Barb Link and Orland O’Neal