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Howard Gerdes

August 12, 1951 — November 24, 2019

Howard W. Gerdes 68, of Secor passed away on November 24, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 12, 1951 in Streator the son of Eldon Wayne and Julia Marcella (Jones) Gerdes. He married Patricia Breach on March 19, 1988 in Secor. She survives.
Howard attended school in the Roanoke-Benson school district. After high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a Communication Engineer. Later he worked Case New Holland in Goodfield as a Tool and Die maker for 41 years.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Gerdes of Secor, and nephew: Chad Gerdes of Oglesby.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister: Janet Gerdes.
Howard was a member of the Secor Sportsman's Club and the American Legion of Benson. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, listening to music, especially listening to his cousin Craig. Howard was an avid antique collector.
A celebration of life will be held on December 14, 2019 at the Secor Sportsman's Club from 2 to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the family. Cremation Rites have been entrusted to Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

Celebration of Life

DEC 14. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Secor Sportsman's Club
967 CR 2250 E
Secor, IL 61771

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