Tecumseh event to celebrate life of late assistant superintendent Ivan Gehret

Tecumseh Local School District Assistant Superintendent Ivan Gehret. CONTRIBUTED
Tecumseh Local School District Assistant Superintendent Ivan Gehret. CONTRIBUTED

Tecumseh Local School District plans a memorial event later this month to honor the district’s assistant superintendent who died in November.

The Celebration of Life for Ivan Gehret will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the high school, 8930 W. National Road. A reception will follow from 3 to 5 p.m., according to a post on the district’s Facebook page.

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“Ivan served the district for many years, thus it seems most appropriate to hold a celebration in his honor in Arrow Nation,” the post stated.

Gehret died suddenly Nov. 15 due to natural causes, according to his obituary.

He was the district’s assistant superintendent since 2018 and had worked with the district for 22 years.

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Gehret joined the district in the fall of 1990, beginning his career as an Industrial Arts teacher at New Carlisle Middle School before moving to Tipp City Schools for a few years, according to Superintendent Paula Crew. He returned to Tecumseh in 2006 to be the high school assistant principal, later becoming the principal in 2012 and serving in that position until 2018 when he became the district’s assistant superintendent.

“Many called Mr. Gehret a friend, including myself. He was loyal to the district and took pride in being an Arrow. He went above and beyond in all he did to serve the district … Mr. Gehret will be profoundly missed,” Crew said in November.

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