Farming Rural 08

James "DeWayne" Gerlach

September 13, 1934 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 86)


James “DeWayne” Gerlach, age 86, farmer, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Visitation, 9am-7pm, Wednesday, June 30th, with family present, 5:30-7pm, Webb-Shinkle Mortuary Chapel, Clearwater. Services, 10am, Thursday, July 1st, Goddard United Methodist Church.

DeWayne was born on Thursday, September 13, 1934 to his parents, John Henry Gerlach and Hallie Bell (Shipley) Gerlach. He was united in marriage to Lucille “Lucy” Ann Ottaway on September 4, 1955 in Goddard, Kansas. She preceded him in death on June 22, 2014.

Preceded by his wife,   Lucille “Lucy”; parents, John and Hallie (Shipley) Gerlach; brothers, Kenneth and Frank Gerlach; sisters, Geraldine Ayres and Winifred Gerlach. Survivors: daughter, Ann (Randy) Brillhart of Wichita; brother, Robert (Bonnie) Gerlach of Viola; grandchildren, Joe (April) Brillhart and Sarah (Fiance’ Kevin Cornell) Brillhart. In lieu of Flowers, Memorial: Fundamental Learning Center, 2220 E. 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67214.

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June 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary
200 S. Tracy, PO Box 325
Clearwater, KS 67026

Visitation with Family Present
June 30, 2021

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary
200 S. Tracy, PO Box 325
Clearwater, KS 67026

Funeral Service
July 1, 2021

10:00 AM
Goddard United Methodist Church
300 N. Cedar
Goddard, KS 67052


Fundamental Learning Center
2220 E. 21st St. N., Wichita KS 67214

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