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Patricia Joelle Gerdes

April 26, 1938 -
August 26, 2020

Patricia Joelle Gerdes, 82, of Champaign died at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at home.

There will be no public services.  Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia was born on April 26, 1938 in Bloomington, the daughter of Lester Ernest and Virginia Louise Way Erdmann.  She marr…read more

Patricia Joelle Gerdes, 82, of Champaign died at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at home.

There will be no public services.  Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia was born on April 26, 1938 in Bloomington, the daughter of Lester Ernest and Virginia Louise Way Erdmann.  She married Alva A. “Ben” Gerdes on December 21, 1956 in Chandlerville.

Survivors include one son James A. (Opal) Gerdes of North Carolina, one daughter Teresa Jean (Donald) Martin of Tolono, four grandchildren Daniel (Jessica Byrd) Martin, William Gerdes, Eric Gerdes and Jessica Rene Martin and one great granddaughter Geneva Eternity Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Patricia was a beautician for several years owning her own shop Patricia’s Beauty Shop.  She also was a secretary for Montgomery Wards.

She was a 15-year volunteer for the Army Reserve, 21 years as a member and Deacon in the Presbyterian Church in Kankakee,

Patricia enjoyed oil painting, puzzles, games, Nintendo DS and meeting people.

She was a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and a former member of the Eastern Star.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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