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Edward W. "Bill" Gerstner, Jr.

Edward W. "Bill" Gerstner, Jr.

Edward W. "Bill" Gerstner, Jr., 78, of Hot Springs Village passed away May 29, 2014. He was born June 25, 1935 in Hales Corners, Wisconsin to Edward William and Loretta Gerstner.

Bill was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and a member of Sacred Heart Mens Club. He loved to cook and was known around the church as the "Kitchen Guy". Bill had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening, woodworking and golf.

He is predeceased by his parents and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ahlberg. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary "Pat" Gerstner of Hot Springs Village; sons, Edward William Gerstner III of Texas and Robert Allen Gerstner (Julie) of Minnesota; daughters, Laura Anne Gehle of Colorado, Debra Jean Williams (Brent of Texas and Teresa Joan Noonan (Joe) of Minnesota; sisters, Beatrice Colestock (Richard) of Little Rock and Barbara Kelly of Texas; and ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 909 W. 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Arrangements are under the care of Caruth Village Funeral Home; guests may register at