Ronald Raymond Gerling, 86, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2023, with his family by his side.
Ronald leaves behind a great legacy and many family and friends whom he was devoted to. Born in Missouri, Ronald served in the United States Army and worked as a bread truck driver during his younger days of driving. He and his first wife, Florence, began G & F trucking company in 1970. He was devoted to the Catholic Church.
He leaves behind his loving children: Dianne, Raymond, Laura (Jaeger), and daughter-in-law, Dana; cherished grandchildren: Joseph (Katie), Jessica, Jacklyn, Ryan, Joshua, and Valorie Gerling, and Mackenzie and Kaitlyn Jaeger. He also leaves behind his cousin Mary, dear brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, and many close friends.
Ronald was proceeded in death by his wife, Florence; and son, Ronald.
Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, October 23, 2023 at 10:30 AM with visitation from 9 AM until time of service DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Consolation (8303 W Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410)
Visitation will be from 2 – 7 PM at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft St, Merrillville, IN, 46410) on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or an animal shelter close to your heart.