Gerard A. Kelker
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Gerard A. Kelker
  • August 23, 1946 - March 6, 2017
  • Columbia City, Indiana

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Gerard A. "Jerry" Kelker, 70, of Columbia City, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born August 23, 1946 in Fort Wayne to the late David P. and Patricia J. (Schneiders) Kelker, Sr. He worked as an accountant and retired from Allied Signal. He enjoyed reading, fishing & walking his dogs. He is survived by his children, Nowell R. (Angela) Darstein of Winston-Salem, NC and Alyssa M. Darstein of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Mariska, Julianna, and Nikolett Darstein; brothers, David P. (Cathy) Kelker, Jr., Daniel C. (Becky) Kelker, Timothy J. (Donna) Kelker, and Patrick J. (Jane - deceased) Kelker, all of Fort Wayne; father in law, Donald K. Miller of Fort Wayne, sisters in law, Mary (Carl) Straley and Nan Miller, both of Fort Wayne; and brother in law, Ron (Caroline) Miller of Cincinnati. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dona K. (Miller) Kelker; brother, Dennis M. Kelker; mother in law, Alice M. Miller; and brother in law, Randy Miller. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11 AM at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Joseph Schneider's Foundation to support CJD Research.