Louis Gerlach Jr.

Enumclaw resident Louis Gerlach Jr. died April 9, 2014, at the age of 85.

He was born June 9, 1928, in Melrose, Minn., to Louis and Teresa (Roelke) Gerlach. He served in the U.S. Navy from July 1945 to October 1947. He worked in law enforcement, for the postal service and in city and church maintenance. He was active in his church and community and in leisure time enjoyed recycling, making rosaries and visiting with friends and neighbors around town. He loved motorcycles and his dog, Bojo, and would frequently be seen taking his dog for a ride.

He is survived by wife of 64 years, Jane Frances Gerlach; sons Douglas Gerlach and wife Patti, Tim Gerlach and wife Terri and Patrick Gerlach and wife Jenea; daughters Sheila Gerlach and Sherri McDaniel and husband Ken; sister Lucille Gerlach; brother Maurice Gerlach; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother LeRoy Gerlach and sister Lorrayne Van De Steeg.

Services took place Monday, April 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by burial at Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park.

Remembrances may be made to Franciscan Hospice, P.O. Box 1502, Tacoma, Wash. 98401-9836.

Services were by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

More in Obituaries

Cathy Kelley

Her greatest joy was becoming a mother and she took great pride in being a wonderful wife.

Sidney Gill

He was raised in Enumclaw, graduated in 1955 from Enumclaw High School, and has attended every class reunion.

Gary Knutson

Gary Arthur Knutson died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Aug. 17, 2018, in his Bonney Lake home. He was 74.

Bill Aden

Bill Aden died Aug. 6, 2018 ,in Puyallup.

Victor Walker

Victor Wayne Walker, 7 months, died Aug. 17, 2018.

Mary Finch

Bonney Lake resident Mary Finch died Aug. 15, 2018, in Enumclaw.

Bill Aden

He was born June 16,1933, in Carlson, Washington, to Jane and Carter Aden.

Deborah Graves

Deborah Anne Graves was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Seattle and was adopted by Ida V. Linson and Donald C. Deakes.

Freda Burbank

Freda Lorene Burbank died peacefully Aug. 2, 2018, surrounded by her family at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

Most Read