Tamara Gerdes

  • Born: August 11, 1961
  • Died: January 6, 2022
  • Location: Morrison, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Tamara Ann Gerdes, 60 of rural Morrison died Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her home.

She was born on August 11, 1961 in Sterling, the daughter of Arlyn and Elizabeth (McFadden) Gerdes. Tamara was a 1979 graduate of Milledgeville High School and was a graduate of Morrison Institute of Technology (MIT). Throughout her life, she was an artist and enjoyed freelance illustrating, painting, drawing, and gardening. By trade she was a mechanical drafter. In the past she was active in the Corn Belt Running Club.

Survivors include her son Zachary Nathan Johnson (Jessica Dalka); her parents: Arlyn and Elizabeth Gerdes; her sisters Nadine Saucedo and Pamela (Chris) Lange; her nephews Peter Saucedo, Elliott Saucedo and Ethan Lange; and her nieces Olivia Saucedo and Deidra Lange.

Private family services were held at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling.