James Robert Gerler received eternal life on August 4th, 2019. Jim was born and raised in Pueblo, CO. He graduated from Central High School in 1968, Southern Colorado State College in 1972, served his country in the Army for two years, and earned his juris doctorate from Valparaiso Law School in 1977. Jim went on to a distinguished legal career of 42 years in Pueblo, where he raised his family and became a fixture in the community. Jim was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served the Lord on the Board of Education, Board of Elders, and as chairman of the congregation. Jim will be remembered as a loving and faithful husband, a devoted father, and a beloved brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was a businessman, scholar, athlete, coach, Rockies fan, fisherman, wood-worker, pianist, and poet. More than anything else, Jim wanted to be thought of as a sinner saved by the grace of God through his faith in Jesus Christ his Savior. Jim has been reunited in heaven with his father, Edwin and his mother, Agnes(McMeekan). He is survived by his cherished wife, Carol(Christensen); his son and best friend, Bradley; brother, Edwin(Muffin); sister, Margaret Ann(Jim Whitmire); longest friend and brother-in-law, Robert(Margaret) Arnot; many cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and several wonderful and loyal friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth! The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ: and He shall reign for ever and ever! King of kings, and Lord of lords!

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  1. Our prayers are with you and your family We could not attend the memorial as I have been down with sciatica, but you have been in our thoughts. What a comfort to know Jim is with the Lord. Don and Nancy Brul.

  2. Our prayers are with the family. We celebrate his call home with his Lord. And, understand your loss at this time. Praying for the peace that comes in knowing Christ.

  3. We send our sympathy, and we could not attend the service, but know that our love is with you. The Holy Spirit is the author of comfort; may He comfort you in ways you would never imagine through these days. We are privileged to know that our paths crossed yours .
    Love in Christ
    Pam and Gary Holder

  4. For Margaret and Jim, Mary Ann and Lynn and their family,

    I read about Jim Gerler and saw he was Margaret’s brother. Such a fine man. Wish I would have known him. It must hurt a great deal to lose a brother. My sincere condolences.

    Christy Furman (Dougherty)

  5. Jim was a kind,gentle, humble man, that was always gracious with his time and heart. If you just needed to talk Jim always was available. This world lost one great human being, and I will hold him in my heart forever. Love you Jim,Carol and Brad Gerler.

  6. We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you and the family. Hugs to you in this most difficult time.

  7. Jim was a great story teller and poet. He was a man of good humour and quick wit. I spent many a weary night chasing him about a church gym, attempting to stop him from knocking down a perfect baseline shot, only to hear the snap of the net as the ball passed through. He was a man of honest virtue. I was fortunate to have spent a night or two laughing at the folly of life with him. My heart goes out to Carol and Brad for the loss of a good father and friend

  8. Jim was a great story teller and poet. He was a man of good humour and quick wit. I spent many a weary night chasing him about a church gym, attempting to stop him from knocking down a perfect baseline shot, only to hear the snap of the net as the ball passed through. He was a man of honest virtue. I was fortunate to have spent a night or two laughing at the folly of life with him. My heart goes out to Carol and Brad for the loss of a good father and friend

  9. Jim was a great story teller and poet. He was a man of good humour and quick wit. I spent many a weary night chasing him about a church gym, attempting to stop him from knocking down a perfect baseline shot, only to hear the snap of the net as the ball passed through. He was a man of honest virtue. I was fortunate to have spent a night or two laughing at the folly of life with him. My heart goes out to Carol and Brad for the loss of a good father and friend

  10. I am very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and send my sincere condolences to his family and friends. I only had the opportunity, as an attorney leasing office space in his building, to get to know him over the past few years. However, upon meeting Jim it was impossible not to recognize him as a gentleman and a fine example of what every attorney should strive to be.

  11. Jim was always one of my favorite lawyers to work with. Always courteous, always professional, always trustworthy and always knew what he was doing.
    I’ll miss you, Gerler.

  12. We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and I know how hard it will be for
    everyone. All of you have been good friends for a long time and we send
    our deepest condolences for Carol and Brad. Unfortunately we are in Greeley the entire weekend and cannot attend the services but our thought and prayers will be with all of you

  13. Sending my condolences on Jim’s passing. May God hold you in his loving arms and give you peace . God Bless.
    Member of the class of 1968.

  14. Carol & Brad we are so very sorry about Jim’s passing. He was truly such a wonderful, gentle and giving soul who touched so many lives. I know that you both were the light of his life, and he will be missed by so many of us. May God hold you both in HIS loving arms to comfort you and bring you peace during this terrible loss. Please know that we are here for you both, if there is anything that we can do to help ease your pain and loss.

  15. Carol & Brad: Jim set an example for all Christians to follow. He will be missed by us all. Brad, what a great compliment to be called “best friend” by your Dad. My our faith carry us through the loss. “In His Hands”

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