TELL CITY — Dennis “Mark” Gerlach, 67, of Tell City, passed away on June 8, 2022, at his home.

Mark was born in Tell City on Oct. 8, 1954, to the late Paul and Amy (Claise) Gerlach.

Mark was a 1972 Graduate of Tell City High School. He is retired from GE and Toyota. He was the past President of the Cannelton Jaycees and was the Mayor of Cannelton for 10 years. He also was a member of the Cannelton Fire Department for 25 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, who he loved deeply, watching sports and being outdoors.

Mark is survived by his children, Emily (Adam) Klein of Livingston, Texas, Maria (Mike) Shouse of Philpot, Ky., and Eli Gerlach of Owensboro, Ky., his brother Paul (Sharon) Gerlach of St. Meinrad, Ind.; his sister, Vickie (Paul) Deom of St. Marks, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, Kaylee, Thea, Leonie, Zane, Sophie, Kadence, Kooper and Cora; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his brothers, Allen and Mike.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Steve Donahue officiating. Burial followed in Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, June 10, and Saturday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cannelton Fire Department.

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