Laurie A. Gerber

Garnand Funeral Home

Laurie A. Gerber

Garden City - Laurie A. Gerber, 58, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at her home in Garden City, Kansas. She was born June 13, 1962 in Garden City, Kansas the daughter of Peter William & Rose Mary (Brungardt) Burgardt.

Laurie has been a lifetime resident of Garden City. She attended St. Mary Catholic School, Garden City Public schools and graduated from Garden City High School in 1980. She later earned an associates degree from Garden City Community College in 1987. Laurie later earned another associates degree in Medical Record Technology from Dodge City Community College in 1997. Laurie began her working career at the Garden City Community College cafeteria, later working for Garst Seed Co. She then worked for 25 years at St. Catherine hospital before working as the parent information and resource specialist for Families Together, Inc.

Laurie was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City where she volunteered as a religious education teacher. She served as a 4-H leader; Cub Scout leader; a volunteer for her children's schools, a member and leader of the International Festival Committee; a member and officer of the Daughters of Isabella; and she served on the board of directors for the EMMAUS House where she volunteered on the Cruise in Committee, fund raising, and night staffing. She enjoyed spending her time in the outdoors, going to the lake, fishing, and spending time visiting with family and friends.

In 1984, Laurie married James L. Diamond, Jr. in Garden City. Laurie later married Steven Wayne Gerber in Garden City, Kansas on August 14, 1999. He survives. Other survivors include four children James L. Diamond III of Grove, Oklahoma, Anton P. Diamond of Garden City, Kansas, Matthew J. & wife Amanda Gerber of Chanute, Kansas, and Celeste N. Gerber of Nickerson, Kansas; a brother Michael Burgardt of Tacoma, Washington; two sisters Patricia & husband Steven Briggs of Garden City, Kansas and Coleen Harrison of Logan, Utah; seven grandchildren Hemi Diamond, Axel Diamond, Zackery Fanning, Alexzandrite Fanning, Madison Fanning, Taeven Gerber, & Raeanne Gerber; and eight nieces and nephews Robert Linenberger, J.D. Linenberger, Shawna Linenberger, Colette & husband Ryan Hunt, Christy Briggs, Joshua Raub, Justin Raub, & Dominic Ortiz. Laurie is preceded in dath by her parents; a sister Janet Linenberger; a brother David Burgardt; and a grandson James L. Diamond IV.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021 also at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Jacob Schneider as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to the EMMAUS House, Families Together, or Leave A Legacy all in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Condolences may be given at

Arrangements by: Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. 7th St., Garden City, Kansas 67846


Published on June 07, 2021