Gervase was retired from Kimball where he worked for over 35 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Hagedorn and husband Aaron, Santa Claus, and Sherry Hauser and husband Kevin, Schnellville; one son, Mark Welp and wife Nancy, St. Anthony; four grandchildren, Megan Hauser-Dickey, Austin Hauser, and Lacey and Jayme Lindauer; three great-grandchildren, Camden and Mason Dickey and Trinity Foll; one sister, Arlene Betz and husband, Robert, Schnellville; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Welp.
Friends may call from noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church with burial following in the church cemetery.