Duane Leigh Gerlach, 77, of Carlinville, formerly of Springfield and Litchfield, passed away on Sun., Nov. 7, 2021 at 10:46 a.m. at Carlinville Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Carlinville. He was born on Apr. 25, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, a son of Gordon (Lyle) and Florence Naomi (Long) Gerlach. Duane grew up in Rural Waggoner, and graduated from Farmersville High School with the Class of 1962. He later received his Degree in Finance from University of Illinois in 1966. He was also a graduate of the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Gerlach was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at MacDill Air Base in Florida. Duane married M. Bobette Pfeffer on Nov. 22, 1975 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Berlin, IL. She preceded him in death on Apr. 13, 2016. Mr. Gerlach was a Banker at First National Bank of Springfield for several years as Chief Lending Officer until they sold. He went on to Warren-Boynton State Bank of New Berlin where he became President until his retirement. He was a Past-President of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. He loved to play golf, drive his corvettes, reading, and going to his winter home in Vero Beach, FL. Duane is survived by:
His Mother, Naomi Gerlach of Virden
1 brother, Steve (Pat) Gerlach of Waggoner
1 sister, Kim (David) Jaeger of Waggoner
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
Duane was preceded in death by his father, Gordon and his wife, Bobette.
Funeral service will be held on Sat., Nov. 13, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Paul Jones of Waggoner Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodwreath Cemetery in New Berlin, IL. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be designated to the ALS Association, 1950 Craig Road, Suite200, St. Louis, Mo 63146-3206.
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