Cletus L. Gerig went to be with Jesus Christ our Lord, July 15, 2020, surrounded by family at his residence. Clete was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Woodburn, Indiana, to Daniel and Wanda Miller Gerig.
Clete married Barbara Jo Terral whom he met in Solana Beach, California. They were married for 70 years. They made their home in Solana Beach and moved then to Montana in 1996 to be with their children and grandchildren. Clete was a veteran of the Korean War.
They were blessed with three children, Deborah L. Whaley of Hamilton, Jeffery B. Gerig of Kennewick, Washington, and David C. Gerig of George Town, Texas. They blessed them with grandchildren, Daniel Griffiths Whaley, Kendra Whaley Fledderman, Kiah Whaley Nisly, Brandon Gerig, Megan Gerig Schut, Christopher Gerig, David Raymond Gerig, Johanna Gerig Kreczmer, Jesseca Gerig Poe, Jaiden Gerig, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
His parents Daniel and Wanda and two sisters, Evelyn and Carol, preceded him in death. One sister, Karen Gerig Shaffer is living in California with her husband and family.
The family are very thankful for the care given to Clete by the Marcus Daly Hospice team and all those at the Hamilton VA. We want to thank all of those who helped with him being able to live out his last days at home.
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