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 Germantown, IL


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Paul H. "PG" Gerdes



  Visitation:  Sunday, January 17, 2010       4:00-9:00 PM
                    Monday, January 18, 2010      9:00-10:30 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown

  Services:   Monday, January 18, 2010     11:00 AM
                    St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso


Paul H. “PG” Gerdes, 75, of Bartelso, died Friday, January 15, 2010 at his residence. 

Mr. Gerdes was born February 16, 1934 in Bartelso to William Sr. and Anna (Bergmann) Gerdes; they preceded him in death. 

Also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Peter and Mary (Kuberski) Lamczik; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Gerdes, Loretta Restoff and Theresa Lamczik; and brothers-in-law, Frank “Bud” Kreke and Bob Joyner. 

He married Dolores Lamczik on June 12, 1962 at St. Michael’s Church in Radom; she survives in Bartelso. 

Also surviving are his children, Robert “Bob” (Deb) Gerdes, Brenda (Mike) Toennies, Marvin (Jennifer) Gerdes,  & Michelle “Shelly” (Kurt) Seelhoefer all of Bartelso; 11 Grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Kristen and Matthew Gerdes, Jenna (friend Matt Gorlewicz) & Kayla Toennies, Zach, Josh, & Trey Gerdes, Nolan & Nick Seelhoefer; sisters, Cele Kreke of Bartelso; brothers, William “Bill” (friend Rosie Hemann) Gerdes, Jr. and Bernard “Bernie” (Sally) Gerdes all of Bartelso; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara Joyner of Irondale, MO, Carol (Hank) Winkeler of Ashley, Clara (Ben) Peters of Springdale, Arkansas, Alphonse Lamczik of Ashley, & Stanley Restoff of New Minden. 

PG retired as a welder for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling, but most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren. 

He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso K of C Council 4745, Catholic War Veterans, Catholic Holy Family Society, Post Oak Club, and was a former member of the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department, Bartelso Community Development, Clinton County Baseball, & Friday Night Fast Pitch Softball. 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. Henry Fischer officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso. 

Visitation will be Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Monday, January 18, 2010 from 9:00-10:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. 

Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.



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