He was born in Tell City on August 18, 1922 to the late August and Frieda (Wittman) Gerlach. Also preceding him in death is his wife, Wilhelmina (Dutschke) Gerlach; brothers, Paul and Oscar Gerlach and a sister, Hilda Evrard.
He was a construction foreman for Can-Tex and a farmer. Edward was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and he enjoyed gardening, playing euchre and farming.
He is survived by his son, Eddie Gerlach and wife, Jayne of Evansville; a sister, Clara Staats of Tell City; grandchildren, Jessica and Nathaniel (Katlyn) Gerlach.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CST Monday, June 2, 2014 at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Pastor JT Hills will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00-6:00PM and Monday from 10:00-11:00AM at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ Organ Fund.