Date of death: 11/23/2019

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1972

Evansville – Gerry A. Gorman, 73, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, November, 23, 2019 at his home. He was born July 15, 1946 to the late Robert and Louise (Parks) Gorman.

Gerry served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 years. He served on the EPD from 1969 to 1982. He attended Juvenile Officer’s Institute at the University of Minnesota in 1976. He graduated from University of Evansville in 1977 with a degree in Law Enforcement. He was accepted to the FBI Academy in 1982. Cancer forced him to change careers. He retired from Old National Bank after 17 years of serving as Bank security officer in charge of bank fraud investigation. Gerry was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and former member of the F.O.P.

Gerry’s body was afflicted with a number of health problems, but he never let those challenges impact his ability to make people smile. He confronted his medical issues with humility and grace. He balanced an intense inner fighting spirit regarding his illness with an outward compassion and sense of humor which made people love spending time with him. He was gifted with an ability to know what was really important in life and everyone who encountered him left feeling better from having known him. While his impact will carry on through his friends and family, his presence will be missed immensely.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol Ann Gorman; daughter, Kelly (David) Buttrum; son, Jeffrey Alan (Amy) Gorman; daughter, Kerry (Chris) Wesner; grandchildren, Mallory and Drew Buttrum, Jacob, Caroline and Allison Gorman, Annie, Emma, Isaac, Ava, and Eli Wesner; brothers, Galen (Diana) Gorman, Ric (Katherine) Gorman, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 North First Avenue with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 918 W Mill Road, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jason Gries officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contribution may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Tony Stephens and the staff of Heritage Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

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Published in Courier Press from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2019