GERIG Dr. Zenas E. Gerig age 84 of Lowell passed away September 14 2011. He was born February 27th 1927 on a farm near Spencerville IN. After high school he went on to earn a B.A. from Ft. Wayne Bible College a Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Indiana University. He was married to his brown-eyed sweetheart Esther Lehman June 12th 1952 and was ordained as a minister in 1954 by the Missionary Church. He with his wife Esther served 43 years in Jamaica W.I. with the Overseas Board of the Missionary Church Inc., first as a pastor then as an educator establishing the bachelor level Jamaica Theological Seminary and then the masters level Graduate School of Theology. He also founded and served with multiple Jamaican Caribbean and international organizations involving Christian higher education and accreditation. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Esther; children Stephen (Roxanne) Gerig of Huston TX Laurel (Rev. Mervin) Charles of Millersville PA Stan (Cindy) Gerig of Lowell; brother Rev. Dale (Beth) Gerig; sister Ruth (John) Imler; grandchildren Stephanie and Dan Gerig Nathan Luke (Sherelle), Kristina and Amanda Charles Hannah Andrew Ben Melody Abbie and Charity Gerig; one great grandson Caedmon; sister-in-laws Mary Gerig Dorcas (Harold) Sutherland Eunice Weber. He was preceded in death by his sisters Eunice Gay Lois Hetmansperger; brothers Paul Matthias Maurice and Ardon Gerig. Funeral service will be held at Evergreen Church 10501 Settlewood Drive Lowell. Rev. Rick Ferguson officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson Lowell and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given through Evergreen Church for the schools in Jamaica.