Marc Gordon Gering was born March 13, 1956 in Rushville, Nebraska.
He was the 6th of nine children born to Patricia “Pat” and Dale Gering. Marc enjoyed playing sports from the time he was a young child in Hay Springs through his adult years. He was a fearless competitor, an avid fan of all types of sports and a formidable card-shark. After graduating from Hay Springs High School in 1974, Marc joined the US Army.
On March 23rd, 1975, he married Marie Pieper and they moved to Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, where their first child was born. After his army service ended, the family moved to Kearney, Nebraska, where they welcomed three more children over the years. Marc received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Kearney State College. He worked at Eaton Corporation for several years. Marc moved to Cheyenne Wyoming where he managed Winnelson Plumbing. Marc spent the last several years in Chadron Nebraska.
Marc was a sharp-witted, intelligent, well-read person who could answer most all of the questions on any given episode of Jeopardy. Sarcasm was a well-crafted art form for Marc and he could make you laugh or cry with his one-liners.
Marc passed away at his home in Chadron. He was proceeded in death by his father, Dale Gering, brothers, Chuck and Doug, brother-in-law Tim Heiting and nieces Nikki and Kami Koinzan. Marc is survived by his children and their families: Megan (Brian Edwards), Marcus Gering, Mia (Elijah) Hogins, and Macs (Jessie) Gering; his grandchildren: Lucy and Henry Edwards, Charlotte, Amelia, and Elena Hogins, and Lucas, Vivian, and Emma Gering. Marc is also survived by his mother, Pat Gering of Hay Springs and his siblings, Cretia (Dave) Hadley, Cinda (Dennis) Koinzan, Brad (Debbie) Gering, Mike (Jennifer) Gering, Lori (Tim) McClaren, Troy (John Gribble) Gering, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Those who love Marc are thankful he is now at peace but will miss him forever. His family is planning a memorial service on August 27th @ 3:00 p.m. at the Hay Springs cemetery.
A memorial has been established in Marc’s name to benefit Hay Springs Youth Baseball. Donations can be sent to HS Baseball Association, 5498 440th Lane, Hay Springs NE 69347.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.