Mary Lou (Gensler) Erb

Mary Lou (Gensler) Erb, 85, of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. 

A private graveside service will be held in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield. A public luncheon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Wakefield American Legion in Wakefield. 

Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield. 

Mary Lou (Gensler) Erb was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Allen to Elmer and Margaret (McCloud) Gensler. She graduated from Laurel High School in 1950. Mary Lou married Eugene Walter Erb on Sept. 9, 1954 in Norfolk, and the couple had three children. Mary Lou was employed at Michael Foods and was a long-time cook at Wakefield Schools. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, bridge club and delivered the Morning Shopper. She loved to golf, bowl, ride around in the Ranger, and visit her friends in the nursing home. Most of all, Mary Lou loved attending her numerous grandkids’ activities including baseball, basketball, football, and track events.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Erb of Wakefield; son, Jason (Denise) Erb of Wakefield; daughters, Joni (Jono) Kline of Omaha, Lana (Doug) Otto of Lincoln; grandchildren, Derek (Brady) Erb-Woods, Ben (Jordan) Kline, Corey Kline, Drake Otto, Cole Otto, Justin Erb; and great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Martin Gensler; sisters, Irene Wilson, Francis Casey and Donna Tagg.

The Wayne Herald

Mailing Address:
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Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-2600

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