Nettie Gerber

Obituary of Nettie Gerber

Nettie Gerber


Nettie Marie Gerber, originally of Kelsey, Alberta, passed away on December 22, 2022 at the age of 100 years.  Nettie died of old age.


Nettie was born to Arthur and Carrie Zimmerman on the family farm at Kelsey. Nettie was one of nine children, including siblings Edna, Cleda, Paul, Gerald, Mearl, Earl, and Glenna, and half-brother Clarence Grove.


In 1942, Nettie married Virgil Merle Gerber. Nettie and Virgil had six children and farmed for almost 50 years in the Kelsey area until Virg passed away in 1990. 


Nettie will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.  She was cherished by so many people throughout her life. 


Left to cherish her memory are her children Virginia (Lorne) Partridge, Annette Hillaby, David (Maureen) Gerber, Gloria Gerber (Robert Stefaniuk), Shelley Gerber (Robert Mathewson); daughter-in-law Joan Gerber (Paul Winterhalt); thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother Earl Zimmerman; sister Glenna Adams; and her sister-in-law Edith Gerber, who is also 100 years old. 


She was predeceased by her parents Carrie and Arthur Zimmerman; her husband Virgil; son Rudy; brothers Clarence, Paul, Mearl, and Gerald; and sisters Cleda and Edna.   


A Celebration of Life will be held for Nettie at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the City Lights Church, 4920 - 48 Street in Camrose, officiated by Rev. Brian Hunter. The service will be livestreamed, and accessible at the following link:


If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Nettie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or to a charity of one's choice.


Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, April 21, 2023
CityLights Church
4920 48 Street
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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