Gerald Mersman, age 56, of Hidden Valley Lake, Mapleton, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Garnett, Kansas.
He was born on August 9, 1962, in Garnett, Kansas, Gerald was the seventh of eleven children born to Marvin J. and Carol Jane (Bell) Mersman. Gerald grew up in the Scipio area, attending school in Garnett. He then went on to earn an Auto Body and Repair degree from Pittsburg State University in 1982.
Gerald worked at numerous jobs throughout his life. Some of them included working as mechanic for Ryder Truck Rental, working in the area oil fields, a truck driver, carpenter and a farm helper. His pride was his cabin that he built at Hidden Valley Lake, where he has lived for the last 23 years. He also enjoyed fishing, scrapping, camping, and metal detecting. He will be missed by his beloved dog, General.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Mersman; brother, Bill Mersman; and sister, Venita Kelly.
Gerald is survived by his companion, Reva Wisdom and her daughters, Krystal Wisdom and Kaylee Wisdom, all of the home; two sons, Mark Mersman of Wichita, Kansas and Marvin Mersman of Moran, Kansas; one daughter, Charisse Smith and husband Corey of Cherokee, Kansas; four grandchildren, Zakari, Austin, Brelynn, and Rylie; his mother, Carol Jane Mersman of Garnett; two sisters and six brothers, Marva Katzer and husband Jim of Osawatomie, Kansas, Robert Mersman of Gardner, Kansas, Greta Baker and husband Scott of Humboldt, Kansas, Tony Mersman and wife Vicki of Greeley, Kansas, Rick Mersman of Greeley, Kansas, Jim Mersman and wife Cindy of Paola, Kansas, Leland Mersman and wife Kathi of Mustang, Oklahoma, Mark Mersman and wife Christi of Garnett, Kansas.
At Gerald’s request, there will be no formal services. Cremation has taken place. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com