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Donald R. Gerbitz
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Obituary for Donald R. Gerbitz

Donald R. Gerbitz, age 66, of Hartford, found peace on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at The Kathy Hospice. Donald was born May 28, 1951 in Milwaukee to parents Donald and Bernice (Mueller) Gerbitz. He was united in marriage to Linda Ganderton on July 20, 1974 at Crossroads Church in Mequon.

Donald was a passionate sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Donald enjoyed spending time at classic car shows. His greatest passion was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Donald is survived by his; loving children, Erik (Kelly) Rooney of Wauwatosa, Todd Rooney of Cedarburg, Angela (Domenic) Cifaldi of Hartford, and Stephanie Geiter of Hartford; cherished grandchildren, Erika, Alex, Ian, Isabelle, Christian, Gianna, Domenic, Vincent, Fiona, Bethany, and Zoe; great-granddaughter, Brinley; sisters, Helena (Karl) Mathiak, Celeste (Buck) Nord, and Mary (Mike) Moran. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and Dakota. Donald is preceded in death by his parents; wife; Linda; and sister, Deanna Kroha.

Funeral Services for Donald will be held at Shimon Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, at 6:00 PM with Pastor Robert Fleischman officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends from 3:00 PM until time of service. Committal at Sunnyside Cemetery, Lannon on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Kathy Hospice in West Bend are appreciated.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Froedtert Hospital and those at the Kathy Hospice. Your care, concern, and support are deeply appreciated.

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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shimon Funeral Home

824 Union Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Funeral Ceremony




6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shimon Funeral Home

824 Union Street
Hartford, WI 53027





10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunnyside Cemetery

19109 W. Main St.
Lannon, WI 53046

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph's Community Foundation c/o Kathy Hospice

3200 Pleasant Valley Road
West Bend, WI 53095

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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