Saturday, September 30, 2023

 Eugene Gierlach

On September 26, 2023 Eugene Gierlach passed from this life peacefully surrounded by his family in Howell Michigan. He was born December 31, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan and is pre-deceased by his parents Ed and Mary Gierlach and his niece Julie Ann Lajiness.

After marrying his high school sweetheart Kathy, Eugene spent 30 years of his career as an electrician and skilled trades supervisor for General Motors in Lansing, Michigan and enjoyed the last 20 years of retirement doing the things he loved. Much of his time was spent gratefully with his family, being active with his church St. Agnes in Fowlerville, participating with Knights of Columbus, golfing, travelling, boating and fishing. Eugene also loved Polish music, food and had a tremendous appreciation for life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Kathy Gierlach, sons Jim Gierlach, Jeff Gierlach, Steve Gierlach (Shannon Gierlach), grandchildren Katie Gierlach and Daniel Gierlach, his sister Elaine Lajiness, and grandnephew Justin Slowik.

Visitation will be at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville Sunday 10/1/23 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary prayers from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Eugene will be in state at St. Agnes church in Fowlerville on Monday 9:00 a.m. with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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