Funeral held for Wichita Bishop Eugene Gerber

The Catholic Diocese of Wichita held a funeral Mass Tuesday morning in honor of Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber.

At 2:30 p.m., Gerber's body will be interned at the Ascension Cemetery.

The Catholic Diocese of Wichita says Bishop Gerber died Sept. 29 after suffering a heart attack. He was 87.

Bishop Gerber was the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and served from 1983 to 2001. Before coming to Wichita, he led Catholics in the Diocese of Dodge City from 1976 to 1982.