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"Shorty" Roger D. Gerard

November 8, 1954 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 63)

"Shorty" Roger D. Gerard, age 63, of Spencer, passed away peacefully at 5:15 AM on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at IU Health & Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 8, 1954, the son of Morris Gerard and Beverly Diane (Sherfield) Tucker.

Shorty was head custodian of Spencer Elementary School.  He was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others.  He loved fishing and canoeing on the river, and spending time with his grandson, Lyle.

Shorty is survived by his daughter, Leatha Gerard of Spencer, a son, Jacob Gerard of Spencer, a grandson, Lyle Dean Gerard, two brothers, Bob Gerard and Lyle Tucker, both of Spencer, and a sister, Brenda Strunk of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and  his step-father, Slim Tucker.

Visitation will be held at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer on Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 2:00 P.M. until the time of a Sharing of Memories Service at 5:00 P.M.

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