August 16, 2010

Grandpa Gerber

I stole this article from the Herald Journal News. -

LOGAN - Rulon J. Gerber, 89, passed away at his home Aug. 10, 2010. Rulon was born Jan. 11, 1921, to John and Julia Keller Gerber. He attended Millville Elementary School, transported to and from school each day by a horse-drawn covered wagon from Blacksmith Fork Canyon. He graduated from South Cache High School in Hyrum in 1939.
He started the Nibley Grocery in 1940 and operated it until World War II. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving until the war ended in 1945. In 1947 they started Gerber's Grocery. In 1950 they built and operated a new and more modern Gerber's A.G. Market.
He met and married Betty Lou Haltiner in the Logan LDS Temple in 1946. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary on Nov. 22. Their lives blended as one as they worked together in their church callings, their occupation, civic organizations and homes. He enjoyed fishing, sports events, travel, gardening, his family, and his many friends.
Among his many church callings, he was ordained a high priest by Ezra Taft Benson, served in the 19th Ward bishopric and later served as a stake high councilor in the Logan East Stake. In 1989, Rulon and Betty served a mission in Nauvoo. He sang in the Men's Imperial Glee Club for more than 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, daughters Nyla Jean (David) Adamson, Salt Lake City; Connie (Todd) Taylor, Logan; sons Gaylan (Debbie) Gerber, Logan; Nolan Dee (Beverly) Gerber, Salt Lake City; Troy (Charisse) Gerber, Lehi. He had 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin; his parents, a brother, Amos; and sisters Martha Albrecht and Alberteen Blau.
A viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Logan 10th Ward Chapel at 792 N. 500 East, with a viewing from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. immediately preceding. Condolences and thoughts may be extended to the family online at
The family would like to thank all of the workers at Access Hospice for the care Rulon received, especially Diane Crockett, Kavic Merrill and Dale Butler. 


You will be greatly missed by us all, but we're so happy you're home now. We love you!

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