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Valerie M. Gerlach

October 31, 1959 — April 10, 2018


Valerie M. Gerlach, age 58, of Clayton, North Carolina and formerly of Coldwater, Ohio, died April 10, 2018, after a long battle with cancer at Johnston UNC Health Care Hospital, Clayton, NC.
She was born October 31, 1959, in Celina, OH, to the late Cletus and Mary (Pottkotter) Romer. On September 12, 1981, she married Bill Gerlach, who survives.
Also surviving are her children, Sarah (Bryan) Grooms of Maysville, KY, Rachel (Rob) Jackson of Spring Lake, NC, Megan Gerlach of Houston, TX, and Zach Gerlach of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren, Evan, Lucian and Victoria "Tori"; brothers, John (Irene) Romer of Lagrange, IN, Neil (Karen) Romer of St. Henry, OH, Spencer (Patty) Romer of Dayton, OH, Eric (Emily) Romer of Sarasota, FL, Gerard (Sue) Romer of Ormond Beach, FL, Kevin (Melissa) Romer of Greenville, OH, Martin (Kellie) Romer of Greencastle, IN, and Calvin (Carolyn) Romer of Dayton, OH; a father-in-law, Robert Gerlach of Coldwater, OH; and in-laws, Steve (Jane) Gerlach of Coldwater, OH; Dan (Terri) Gerlach of St. Marys, OH, Doug (Cheri) Gerlach of Celina, OH, Alan (Pam) Gerlach of Wapakoneta, OH, and Nancy Gerlach, Coldwater, Ohio.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Cletus and Mary Helen Romer, brother, Paul Romer and her mother-in-law, Elsie Gerlach.
She was a graduate of Fort Recovery High School and Wright State University. Valerie most recently was employed by Crown Equipment.
She enjoyed going to the beach, golfing, baking and playing cards, but most of all loved her family.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Clayton, NC and a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, Ohio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, April 16, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, Ohio, Fr. Richard Walling officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, Ohio.
Calling is 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Sunday and 9:00 am-9:45 am Monday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.


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