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Gerold G. Gerdts

A service of tribute for Gerold G. Gerdts, 85, of Champaign, will be held at 11 gerdtsa.m., Friday, October 24, 2014, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Pastor Megan Thompson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the funeral home.

Mr. Gerdts passed away at 9:34 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

He was born July 29, 1929, in St. Charles, Mo., a son of Peter and Ella (Peppercorn) Gerdts.

He married Barbara Chesnut on August 9, 1953 in Collison, Ill. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2014.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Donna Poyner, a brother-in-law, Bob Chesnut, both of Danville, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, four brothers and one sister.

Mr. Gerdts was employed in Civil Service. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, the C-U Elks Club, and the Sons of American Legion Post 24, Champaign.

His hobbies included bowling, playing golf, and taking bus trips. He was an Illini, Cubs, and Bears fan.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 900 E, Champaign, IL 61822.

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