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“My heart goes out to your family "Willie" at the loss of your father. I hope his memory will live on thru you and your family. Remember he's gone but...Read More »
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“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Dave. I wish I could be there for you all. May God grant you peace in this time of his passing. Uncle...Read More »
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“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Thinking of you Betty Gerdes Imel ”
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David E. Gerdes, 75, of Tampico, died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA. He was an auto salesman at Bollman Motors in Rock Falls.

Born September 3, 1937 in Milledgeville, he was a son of Edward and Irene (Meyer) Gerdes. He married Signe Nelson on July 12, 1997 in Thomson.

Surviving are his wife, Signe, of Tampico; his daughters, Karen Gerdes of Savanna and Patty Gerdes of Georgia; his sons, Allen (Peggy) Gerdes of Lebanon, Missouri and Steve (Rita) Gerdes of Morrison; his step-sons, Ron Poston, Jeff Poston and John Poston; his sister Sherald of Texas; his brothers, Paul and Gary Gerdes both of Texas; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. His parents and a son Roger Gerdes preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 9-11 AM Monday followed by the funeral at 11 AM in McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls with Reverend Kathy Burkheimer, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Milledgeville, officiating. Burial will be at South Elkhorn Cemetery, rural Milledgeville. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory.

To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com on the internet.