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Ronnie Lee Gerdes, age 71, of Arkdale/Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.


Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 08, 2011 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Adams, Wisconsin.   Rev. John Krebs will officiate. 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. 


Ronnie was born December 6, 1939 in Minnesota to Lloyd and Flossie Gerdes.  He grew up in Red Wing, MN where he graduated from High School.   Ronnie worked as a truck driver for over 50 years.  He always considered himself a “knight of the road”.  He married Kathleen Gruenholz on May 11, 1990 in Dundee, IL. 


Ronnie enjoyed part-time farming and raising quarter horses.


Ronnie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.


Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister.



    Wife:  Kathleen Gerdes of Arkdale, Wisconsin

    Daughter:  Sheila (Tim) Olander of Fond Du Lac, Minnesota

    Son:  David (Arlene) Gerdes of Red Wing, Minnesota

    Son:  Daniel (Brenda) Gerdes of St. Paul, Minnesota

    Half-sister:  Marlus Charter

    Half-sister:  Karen Charter

    Half-brother:  Donald Ofstie       


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