Ronald R. Gerling




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.

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Sherry Wanderlich
Sherry Wanderlich
5 months ago

RIP Uncle Ron, you are with Aunt Flo & Ronnie again which gives us comfort during this time of loss and navigating these new emotions. We love you always. Prayers lifted up for my cousins during this time.♡♡♡

Ray and Irma Masterson
Ray and Irma Masterson
5 months ago

Although we never met Ron, we feel like we have known him through our friendship with Ronnie and Ray and their children for the past 11 years. It is clear to us that Ron raised his family with good values, tough love, a sense of duty to help others in need and to always do the right thing. What better legacy could a man have than this. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gerling Family at this difficult time.

Friends of the Gerling Family – Ray and Irma

Visitation Details


Calumet Park Funeral Chapel


Sunday, October 22, 2023


2:00 PM


7:00 PM


No additional visitation notes.

Service Details


Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church


Monday, October 23, 2023


10:30 AM




No officiator information available.


visitation at the church from 9 AM until time of service

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