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CARL LEONARD GERBER SR of Norwalk, OH died February 2, 2017 at the age of 79. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Gerber and Son Funeral Home, which his father, the late Leonard David Gerber established in 1939 as Gerber Funeral Home.
He then acquired Heaston Funeral Home in the late 1970's and created Heaston-Gerber Funeral Home in Norwalk and he also acquired Norwalk Monument Company and sold it four years later. Gerber Funeral Home merged with Kubach-Smith Funeral Homes of Norwalk and Milan. A graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and served as past president of the Huron County (Firelands) Funeral Directors Association.