Myron G. Gehring

Myron G. Gehring, age 101 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.

He was born October 23, 1922, in Oldenburg, Indiana, the son of the late Joseph W. and Eleanor (Haverkos) Gehring.  Myron graduated from Batesville High School in 1941.  Like many of his peers, his early career was interrupted by World War II, where he served as an infantryman in the US Army.  He was captured during the invasion of Salerno in Italy and spent the remainder of the war interned as a POW in Germany.

After returning to the United States, he worked at the Union Furniture factory’s accounting office until his retirement.  He was also elected Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Batesville in 1967, an office in which he served the community for three terms.  He was a devout and faithful member of the St. Louis Catholic community, as well as an active member of the Knights of Columbus, where he supported its activities until well into his 90’s and received the organization’s Outstanding Volunteer award.  He was also a life member and past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and a past Adjutant of the American Legion.

married Mildred M. (Bruns) Gehring on September 15, 1951, at St. Louis Catholic Church.  She preceded him in death on April 25, 2018.  He is survived by his sons Jon (Camilla) Gehring of Columbus, Indiana and Jay (Sherry) Gehring of Frisco, Texas, as well as grandchildren Dominic (Anne) Gehring, William Gehring, Jody (Austin) Horton, and Katy Gehring.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings Thecla (Ray) Parker, Lambert (Fr. Gordon Gehring, OFM), Osmund (Fr. Irvin Gehring, OFM), Joseph (Fr. Owen Gehring, OFM), Alfrieda “Fritz” (Mark) Thalheimer, and Dennis Gehring.

Visitation is Saturday, June 15th, from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, with Fr. Carl Langenderfer, OFM officiating.  The burial will be at the church cemetery, with military graveside rites being conducted by the Ripley County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3183 and by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 of Batesville.  The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Myron’s name to the Knights of Columbus or St. Louis Catholic Church.  For online condolences go to