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Dennis D. Gerfen
Dennis D. GerfenJohn Deere 212Dennis D. Gerfen, 57 of Richwood died Tuesday morning, October 13, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a 2-year battle with cancer. †He was born December 15, 1957 in Waldo to the late Paul and Bonnie (Sims) Gerfen. †He was also preceded in death by a son, Todd Gerfen, a daughter, Heather Gerfen and a sister-in-law, Doris Gerfen.

On February 28, 1989 he married the former Marjorie A. Griffith in St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Waldo and she survives in Richwood.

A 1976 graduate of River Valley High School, he worked as a machinist at Magnetic Screw for 21 years. †He later worked as a custodian for Richwood First United Methodist Church. †Always keeping busy, he enjoyed being outside, mowing yards, plowing snow, or just talking to people.

He is survived by a son, Bobby Blumenschein II, Richwood; a daughter, Kim (Shane Ginn) Jerew, Richwood; four brothers, Allen Gerfen, Marion; Gary Gerfen, Marion; Richard (Betty) Gerfen, Waldo; Ronnie (Linda) Gerfen, Delaware; two sisters, Donna (Robert) Barkley, Ashley; Lisa (John) Authur, Marion; grandchildren, Alisha Bruce, Chance Jerew, Brad Jerew, Hunter Jerew, Wes Ginn, Brantley Jerew, Jayden Gregory, and Kyliann Jerew.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 16, 2015 at noon at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating. †Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. †Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home to help the family with final expenses or to Dennis Gerfen's Funeral Expenses at gofundme.com.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Pam Simpson
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 4:39 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, Dennis was a fun man to be around. I know that elmer (uncle bubby) always had a great time when he was with all of you at the xmas. I'm sure there are a lot of hugging going on.

#2 from: Barb Asbury
Richwood, Ohio
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Arlene & Family, I'm so sorry about Dennis, I know he was in a lot of pain,  now he is not, thank GOD.
Call if you need me for anything. Love you

#3 from: B. Asbury
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Sorry for your loss.

#4 from: Gary and Linda shaw
Marysville, o
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Dennis was a great friend, he will be sadly missed.

#5 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood, Ohio
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 7:44 PM

Arlene and family.  We are sorry for your loss of Dennis.  We know how hard he fought.  May God be with you during this most difficult time.  

#6 from: Linda Houseworth-Myers
Franklin, NC
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Sending condolences to the family. We grew up not far apart, and went through school together. Dennis was always a nice friend. Our sympathy to you and yours.  

#7 from: Merry Smith & Eilene Worthington
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:39 PM

We both enjoyed working with Dennis at the church.  He seemed to really care about the church and took good care of it.  We are sorry for your loss and will miss Dennis very much.  

#8 from: Carolyn Henderson
Green Camp Township
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Arlene & family, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss od Dennis~~such a nice, funny person, he always made me laugh

#9 from: Renetta & Rona Penix
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 10:05 PM

Kim and family, sending our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.  May God hold you in his hands and give you strength for the days to come and always.  

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