Mr. Gerl D. Pish age 56 of Reading, MI passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at home. He was born September 24, 1954, in Angola, IN and graduated from Camden High School. Gerl worked at Crotty Corp. from 1973 – 1989, then owned and operated Valley Auction Barn in LaFollette, TN until 2008. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved animals. Gerl was passionate about training horses including saddle horses and barrel horses. He enjoyed going to rodeos and had a great love for auctioneering. Preceded in death by father, Marlin D. Pish, daughter, Destini Dar Shell Pish, and aunt, Ruby Bok.
Survivors: Wife, Katrina (Ayers) Pish of Reading,MI; daughter, Shayann Pish of LaFollette; 3 sons, Gerl J. (Melanie) Pish, Quincy, MI and their children, Morgan, Brody, Gerl, Macy and Madde; Matthew (Mandi) Pish, Montgomery, MI, and their children, Cole and Hannah; and Justin (Suzanne) Pish, Bronson MI, and their children, Blaine and Carter; mother, Bonnie (Faulk) Resner, of Speedwell; sister, Patti Tollas, Bronson, MI; aunt, Doris June Pish, Camden, MI.
Visitation will be Friday from 12 to 2 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Well Springs Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Online condolences for Mr. Pish may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Gerl D. Pish.