Jeffrey K. Gaer, 57, of Indianapolis, IN died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, after a long battle with cancer, at his family home surrounded by his loving family.
Jeffrey was born on September 30, 1963 and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1981 and went on to serve his country in the United States Coast Guard for 15 years. He was honorably discharged in 1996.
He is survived by his mother, Rosalyn Martin, and his stepfather, Larry Martin of Bloomington, IN, his sister Susan (Eric) Rudd of Bloomington, IN, his sister Lesli (Tommy) Berry of Bloomington, IN, and his nephews, Charlie Rudd, Tom Henry Berry and Maddox Berry, all of Bloomington, IN.
Jeff, as many friends have stated, was one of the “good guys”. He loved his family fiercely and was a loyal and generous friend. Always the jokester, he loved to tease and torment his little nephews. But he would do anything for his family. Especially his mother, he honored her with his love and devotion to his dying day. He was a Corvette enthusiast and belonged to the Hoosier Corvette Club. He enjoyed many events and outings with his friends from the club. He also enjoyed racing and could be found around the Indianapolis 500 track a lot during the month of May. But his constant companion was his beloved dog Lexi. Jeffrey will forever be loved, missed and remembered for his humor and his kindness to all of those he cared about.
A funeral service with military honor guard present will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Valhalla Memory Gardens Chapel, 310 N. Johnson Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana, 47404. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be a private family service only.