Leroy P. Gehring


Leroy P. Gehring, 78, passed away January 17, 2016 at Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita.

He was born October 3, 1937 in Harvey County, the son of Peter and Anna Stucky Gehring.

He had worked as the Transportation Supervisor for USD 313 for 32 years. He was a member of the Buhler Mennonite Church, Buhler, on the Buhler Fire Department for 50 years where he had served as the fire chief.

He married Betty Ratzlaff on June 2, 1957 in Inman.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Buhler, sons, Dwight (Nonie) of Hutchinson, Darin (Tonya) of Buhler, daughter, Terri Gehring of Medora, daughter-in-law, Susie Gehring of Buhler, brothers, Marlo of Moundridge, Kenny (Ruth) of Burrton, Bob (Sharon) of Moundridge, sisters, Leona (Norman) Schroeder of Canton, Marlene (Ed) Thode of Hutchinson, six grandchildren, Jennifer Gehring, Jeff Gehring and fiance Taylor Fisher, Adam Gehring and girlfriend Becky Cunningham, Caitlin (Adan) Hernandez, Jake Gehring, Jackson Gehring, and a great grandson Kalib Gehring, extended family, Tammy Devena, Desire Fiscus, Eleina and Owen.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny and a brother, Floyd.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016, at Buhler Mennonite Church, Buhler with Pastor Willmar Harder officiating. Burial will follow service at the Buhler East Cemetery, Buhler. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Buhler Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to either the Buhler Fire Department or to Buhler Mennonite Church all in care of Buhler Mortuary.

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