John E. Gaerte, 98, of rural Macy, Indiana died at 6:37 pm, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester, Indiana.

Following county, state, federal, and CDC guidelines the funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana.

Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, with graveside military rites performed by the American Legion Post 286.

Visitation is 5 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Hartzler Funeral Home.

Donations: Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to the donor’s choice of charity.

Condolences: www.hartzler