September 24, 1934 - May 1, 2020
Gerda Lauckner (Erben), age 86, of Lewes, DE, passed away on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at Brandywine Seaside Living in Rehoboth Beach Delaware. Gerda was born on September 24th, 1934 in Kassel, Germany, daughter of the late Gertrud and Bruno Erben. Gerda was raised in Germany and immigrated to the United States at the age of 20. She was a homemaker who loved to garden and sew. Gerda also worked as a waitress and especially loved her job at the Hearth in Clifton, New Jersey. Gerda and her late husband Harold were married for 58 years, together they loved to travel, ski and dance. They enjoyed many years of traveling the world, with their daughter Dr. Doris G. Lauckner, skiing and visiting family and friends in Germany. As members of the German Club in Dover, New Jersey they spent many weekends socializing and dancing, Gerda loved dancing with her husband Harold. Both Harold and Gerda were members of the Clifton Skiing Club and traveled all over the east coast in the United States, Europe, and Canada skiing. Gerda also loved going for her daily swims in her friend Marge’s swimming pool. In addition to her parents and Harold, Gerda was preceded in death by her brother Bruno Erben from St. Louis, Missouri. Gerda is survived by her daughter Dr. Doris G. Lauckner of Lewes DE and her partner Carlyle F.H. Hooff, sister Marlies Erben of Hartsdale, N.Y., sister-in-law, Betty Erben and her nieces, Christy, Carolyn and Sandy all from St. Louis Missouri. Gerda is also survived by several cousins in Germany. Services will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send a contribution to Seasons Hospice https://seasonsfoundation.org/donate/ or send a check to Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive Suite 407 Newark, Delaware 19713. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page.
Gerda Lauckner (Erben), age 86, of Lewes, DE, passed away on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at Brandywine Seaside Living in Rehoboth Beach Delaware. Gerda was born on September 24th, 1934 in Kassel, Germany, daughter of the late Gertrud and Bruno Erben. Gerda... View Obituary & Service Information
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