Noel Conrad Gerber
Noel Conrad Gerber, 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ, on July 29, 2013 at his home in Middlebury, Indiana with his
daughter by his side. He had been ill and was receiving Hospice care.
He was born November 27, 1938 in Sugar Creek, OH to Edward and
Marion Gerber. He graduated from Waynedale High School in 1956 and
began a long career as an over the road truck driver which he loved.
He lived the first part of his adult life in Ohio. In the 1980’s he moved to
Indiana and began work for Cardinal Bus Company in Middlebury. He
was well known for his great stories and his ability to drive anywhere in
the country without a map or directions. He was generous, a hard
worker, had a strong faith, loved ice cream, and was exceptionally proud
of his antique Chevy truck and 80’s era Buick Riviera.
Survivors include his daughter, Christine (Mark) Moreno, siblings Elliott
(Barb) Gerber of Newark, OH, Diane Gerber of South Windsor, CT, Steve
(Grace Marie) Gerber of Sellersville, PA, Elaine (Shradha) Nand of Elkhart,
IN, John (Suella) Gerber of Goshen, IN and special friends Tony and
Marla McIntire of Middlebury, IN. He will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home on Main Street in Middlebury.
Visitation will be offered one hour prior to the funeral which will be held
at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 3013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
708 W. Wayne Street, Middlebury, Indiana. Cremation will take place
following the service. His daughter requests no flowers. In lieu of
flowers please send memorial contributions to Center for Hospice Care,
22579 Old U.S. 20 East, Elkhart, IN 46516 or Faith Mission, 801 Benham
Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516.
Our thoughts are with You all
From: the Millers, Dale, Nellie & Dick
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A loss to all of us. Please accept our condolences.
From: Tim, Shari & Ian Miller
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I am one of the Goshen College choir directors, and I remember Noel as a
wonderful, fun-loving bus driver when the choirs traveled with him. He
and I had long conversations during the drives and learned that we
shared a history of cancer survivorship. We even took our picture in
front of a well-known cancer center in NYC. His joy and energy will be
missed. A very special man.
From: Deb Brubaker
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My heart goes out to each of you who have loved Noel. He was such a
nice, kind man. I only know him through Cardinal Buses, but I always
enjoyed traveling with him.
From: Nancy Kelly
November 27, 1938 ~ July 29, 2013