Ervin Eugene Gerver age 85, passed away on November 16, 2020 at Community Hospital in McCook, NE with his family by his side.
Ervin Eugene (Gene) Gerver was born in St. Francis, KS on June 7, 1935 to Ervin and Dorothy (Toohey) Gerver. During his youth, the family lived in Kansas, Colorado and settled in McCook where Gene graduated in 1954.
Gene married Voleta (Joan) Randolph on Dec. 5, 1955. They raised four children: Kathy, Theresa (Pete), Sandra (Sandy) and William (Bill). McCook was home but Gene’s love of driving took the family to many places such as Yellowstone, Black Hills, the Denver Zoo and Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. They also visited family on these trips.
Gene belonged to the McCook Jaycees and the Elks. He also helped with the Girl Scouts by setting up the campgrounds before the week-long camp started for the troops around the area. He gladly served as a softball coach for his girls. On Gene’s 45th birthday he received a unique gift, a grandson, Matthew Tiller.
Gene worked many jobs. Trucking and mechanic work were his favorites. Anytime he could drive would make him happy. At age 63, Gene retired from Consolidated Motor Freight and began his new career at home. Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing, helping out wherever he was needed, and traveling with Joan in search for information on their ancestry. They traveled to Del Rio, TX for the winter for 15 years. They resided in their 5th wheel camper at the same campground where they made even more friends.
When Gene’s health started to fail, they quit going and enjoyed playing cards with whoever would show up and play with them.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, JoAnn and Clara Ruth.
Gene is survived by his wife Joan. His four children; Kathy Gerver, Theresa (Jim) Tiller, Sandy (Pat) Wesch and Bill (Toni) Gerver. His grandchildren; Brock (Stephanie) Malcolm, Bryce Malcolm, Brendon (girlfriend Shayla) Malcolm, Matthew (Daisy) Tiller, Deana (Bryan) McWhorter, Bret (Maggie) Tiller, Chelsey (Lee) Benes, Marie Wesch, Danni (Walter) Pedersen, Scott (Tristen) Wesch, Chance Gerver and Nick Gerver; thirteen great grandsons and four great granddaughters; his sister, Alice O’Dea of Scott City, KS; aunt Vola Fenner of Goodland, KS and many cousins and friends.
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