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Marvin 'Shorty' L. Gerard Sr.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

ASHLAND -- Marvin "Shorty" L. Gerard Sr., 55, died at his home in Ashland.

He was born Dec. 14, 1946, to Charles Marvin and Edna Mae (Nelson) Gerard in McCook. He attended McCook Schools, graduating in 1964. After graduation, the family moved to Loveland, Colo., to farm.

He was married to Nancy Minch. He spent most of his life driving truck.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bill Gerard.

Survivors include his son, Marvin L. Gerard, Jr., of Miami, Okla.; two daughters, Carrie and husband, Doug Dykes of Brush, Colo., and Catina and husband, Shawn Pruitt of Arapahoe; one brother, Jim Gerald of McCook; one sister, Karla and husband, Robert Istas of Columbia, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Patricia Gerard of McCook; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Carpenter Breland Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Stan Hendershot officiating.

Visitation is today until 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.