Gerald Lierz 1931-2021
Gerald M. Lierz, 89, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
He was born Dec. 1, 1931, at Seneca, the son of Leo and Bertha Bergman Lierz. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.
Gerald was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton.
He worked at Goodyear Tire in Topeka for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He also raised cattle.
Gerald’s greatest attribute was his pride and loving devotion to his family, friends and the farm way of life.
Gerald married Ethel Brokamp on Feb. 25, 1957, at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Kelly. She survives of the home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer Lierz, Lester Lierz and Verness Lierz; and two sisters, Cleta Mae Hammes and Marceil Rottinghaus.
Other survivors include a daughter, Colleen (Russ) Hill, Round Rock, Texas; two sons, Tim (Stacie) Lierz and Doug (Donna) Lierz, all of Topeka; a sister, Eileen Sudbeck, Seneca; six grandchildren, Angie, Matt, Mallory, Dalton, Dylan and Caedyn; and five great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Holton. Gerald will lie in state after 9 a.m. Friday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton, where a rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m. Please wear a mask at the services.
Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church, and may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com