Adam Gayhart (1915 – 2006)

Adam Gayhart, Age 90, resident of Kenosha, died Monday, January 30, 2006 at United Hospital Systems in Kenosha. Born in Vest KY, eldest son of Sylvester & Angeline (Dobson) Gayhart. At age 4, his family moved to Wisconsin, settling in Tipler where his family farmed. He graduated from Florence High School in 1933. As a young man, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp before marrying Virginia ?Jean? Sensiba on June 29, 1940 in Iron River MI. They moved to Kenosha in 1949 where he was employed at American Motors until his retirement in 1975 as a general foreman. Upon retirement, they moved to Lady Lake Florida, but continued to spend summers in Wisconsin. They were active members of St. Mark?s Lutheran Church in Florida. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1990. Virginia preceded him in death in 1996. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and five brothers.

An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and his garden. He taught himself to play the guitar & harmonica.

Three sons survive him: Gerald (Nancy) Gayhart of Florida; Robert Gayhart and Ronald (Kristine) Gayhart both of Arizona, 6 grandchildren Michelle (Eric) Krueger, Judith (Todd) Merryfield, Michael Gayhart, Sean Gayhart, Erin Stafford, Sarina Gayhart; 5 great-grandchildren; Jeffrey and Jared Krueger and Tracy, Taylor Tom Merryfield; sisters Opsy Gitzlaff of Bristol, Lois Gayhart and Dorothy Keuffer both of Kenosha; sister-in-law Mary Roberts and brother-in-law Robert Sensiba both of Iron River MI. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins further survive him.

Memorial services for Mr. Gayhart will be held on Saturday February 4, 2006 at 11:00AM at Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenosha.(5927-37th Avenue) Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to either Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church or St. Mark?s Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

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