Gerald L. Ervin Sr., 68, of Stilwell, Kan., formerly of Kansas City North, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at KU Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Bethany Lutheran Stilwell Mission, 20200 Mission Road in Stilwell. Burial will follow at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Kan. Friends may call at the church from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday. Arrangements are being handled by McGilley & Hoge Chapel.
He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Marshall, to Robert S. and Mary Louise (Amarosa) Ervin. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and football. Throughout his lifetime, Gerald was an entrepreneur, and was in business for himself in the field of home improvement. He and his wife enjoyed traveling extensively.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia; four sons, Kenneth Suvanto, Donald Suvanto, Gerald L. Ervin Jr. and Mike Ervin; two daughters, Judy Meugniot and Terrie Ervin-Kiso; a brother, Larry Ervin; two sisters, Patricia Robinson and Linda Lyddon; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents.