Gerald R. Monday, 83, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, passed away Nov. 18, 2007, at 5:25 a.m. at the West Park Healthcare Facility.
He was born June 30, 1924 in Bedford, the son of Vitus and Mabel Corbin Monday.
He graduated from Bedford High School and he is an alumnus of both Anderson College and Hanover College.
He was a life member of DAV and also belonged to various VFW's and American Legion Posts. He was a third degree member of Knights of Pythias and took his oath on the famous Rathbone Bible in Little Rock.
He was a former member of the Terre Haute Kiwanis Club; Vice president of the United Way board of directors; and was a political columnist (GOP) for the Tribune Star Newspaper in Terre Haute.
He spent his lifetime career in radio and television as a writer and newscaster.
Monday is considered one of the pioneers in the founding of what is known as pioneer radio.
He volunteered with fundraising events for Parochial and Public schools and helped to raise thousands of dollars at such events. Gerald also worked as a ringmaster and animal trainer for three major circuses. He had lived quite a colorful life.
Monday was a life member of the Anderson Based Church of God. He had also been an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Brazil.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Joyce Monday of Monroe, La.; and his many friends in Terre Haute, Brazil and from the West Park Healthcare Facility.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Doris Monday; daughter Lucinda K. Simms and granddaughter Wanda Fay Simms.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cory Zion Cemetery with Rev. Olin Strader officiating.
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