Elmer Gerner will celebrate his 99th birthday at a family gathering. He was born January 31st, 1909, in Bellingham to Katherine and Nicklas Gerner.
Katherine and Nicklas had 6 children, Edward, Elmer, Louise, Carl, Elsie and Walt Gerner.
Elmer married Dorothy Rowland in 1933 and they have 7 children, Elmer Gerner, MaryJane Todhunter, Carole Henley, Lewis (Bud) Gerner, Curt Gerner, Nita Buckley and Tammy Martin.
Elmer was employed in the timber industry, Bloedel Donovan and Georgia Pacific, for 27 years.
He has been a lifetime resident of Bellingham and Chuckanut Village and his family has been living here for well over 100 years.