|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1915|
St. Clair County
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2001|
Otto Albert Gernant, son of Theodore and Anna (Springer) Gernant, was born on March 11, 1915 at Appleton City, St. Clair, Missouri, USA. April 4, 1915, he was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church. May 5, 1929, he re-affirmed his baptismal vow with the rite of confirmation, and was a life long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He Loved his Lord and the the church.
In the late thirties, Otto came West to find work during the depression. He worked for the Mayland Ranch for many years. During World War II, he served in the U.S.Marine Corp from 1941 to 1946. On June 23, 1946, Otto married Doris E. Hollatz, daughter of Alvina Marie (Bohn) Hollatz and the late Otto Walter Hollatz. Their marriage was held at the St.Pauls Lutheran Church, Garner, Iowa. In 1951 Otto and his brothers started farming on Emblem Bench. He liked working with the land, and often talked fondly of Emblem and the surrounding mountains. He continued farming until he retired in 1982 and he and Doris moved to Powell. After his retirement he could be seen traveling to Emblem to drive tractor for his sons or to the Livestock Sales in the area. These were two of the greatest enjoyments in his later years. While he was at Emblem, he served on the Emblem Bench Canal Board, The Big Horn REA Board, The Emblem School Board, and Zion Luthern Church Board.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the family home, two sons, Howard (Carol) Gernant, DuWayne (Kerry) Gernant, both of Emblem; Two daughters, Kathleen (Sam) Arrel of Denver, Colorado,and Fern (Richie) McLauglin of Tucson, Arizona; Two Brothers, John Gernant of Worland and Elmer (Pete) Gernant of Greybull; one sister, Edith Gernant of Kansas City, Missouri; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Otto passed to his reward on October 21, 2001 at Powell, Park, Wyoming, USA. Internment at Emblem Cemetery, Emblem, Big Horn, Wyoming. Military Honors provided by Post 32 - American Legion, Greybull Branch.
Big Horn County
Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75960842
Howard came to Wyoming and worked for my parents and uncle until he saved enough to buy his own property. Wonderful addition to the community. When he came back with his lovely bride, we were all delighted.|
Added: Feb. 11, 2013
Thank you. May you and your lovely bride rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 11, 2013
Added: Oct. 19, 2012