Henry "Hank" Gerlach

    • Henry "Hank" Gerlach
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise that Henry (Hank) Gerlach passed away peacefully on 3 June 2008 at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK.

    Born in 1920 near Hallonquist, SK, Hank served with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1941 to 1946. Following his time in the service, he joined the Winnipeg branch of Minneapolis Moline. He held several senior sales and marketing positions with the US division returning to Canada, in 1959, as Vice-President and Canadian General Manager. In 1969, Hank accepted a new challenge as General Marketing Manager for Kramer Tractor Ltd.

    Hank was a well-known executive in the Canadian Farm and Heavy Equipment industries. During his career Hank served on several industry related committees and boards: he was president of the Saskatchewan Wholesale Implement Association, a board member and committee chair for the Canadian Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute and a committee chair for the advisory committee on farm machinery mechanics for the Kelsey Institute. In 1981, he was the General Chairman of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors national convention. He was a director and committee chair for the Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association of Saskatchewan. Hank served as president of the Kiwanis Club of East Kildonan and was an active supporter of Scouting where he was president of the Hillsdale Scout Group. In 1977, Hank was elected Potentate of the Wa-Wa Shrine Temple.

    A Memorial Service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday 9 June at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 301, 2550 12 Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1 or the charity of your choice.