Joseph Leo Gehrman (1931-2021) is survived by his wife, Janice of 63 years; sons, Michael and Frank; grandchildren, Laura Gehrman, Diana (Joe) Spann, Linda (Mikey) Sistek, Kyle Gehrman, and their mother, Janice L. Gehrman. He was the oldest of a family of six children. Maureen (Ernest) Capaldo, John (Mary Carol) Gehrman, Joan Gehrman, Kathleen (Joseph) Francis, Robert "Pat" (Margaret) Gehrman. Joseph Leo Gehrman was born May 21, 1931, to Gabriel and Nora Gehrman in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, Joe entered the Air Force and was honorably discharged as an airman first class in 1953. He attended St. Brendan's Elementary School, St. Rita High School, Chicago Teachers College, DePaul University and University of Illinois for his doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. He then began his career teaching elementary school science. Later, he became principal of three Chicago schools; Ryder, Patrick Henry, and Matthew Henson (Dr. G). He was respected and dedicated to his career until his retirement. He enjoyed his retirement golfing, singing in the choir of Saint Patrick's Church, traveling, reading, and being a member of the American Legion. He leaves behind many wonderful friends and relatives. Visitation will be on Friday, September 24th at 9 AM at Yurs Funeral Home at 405 East Main Street St. Charles, Illinois. Religious service to follow at St. Patrick Church at 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles, Illinois at 10:30 AM. See the Yurs Funeral Home (St. Charles) website for more information.
Published by Daily Herald on Sep. 23, 2021.