Kenneth Olen Gerdes, 53, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at New Haven Care Center.
Mr. Gerdes was born in Bonne Terre, Missouri on February 28, 1960, the son of the late Olen and Madaline (Meyer) Gerdes.
Kenneth previously worked for Edison Brother Distributing Center as a maintenance worker. He was currently working for NOA Medical Industries in Washington.
Kenneth is survived by a sister Donna Meyer & husband Gary of Leslie, two nieces Kaylin Bade & husband Kevin of Leslie and Kaileigh Meyer of Leslie, two uncles Marvin Meyer & wife Norma of New Haven and Gene Juedemann of New Haven, by a great nephew Dylin Bade of Leslie, a cousin Mary Ann Benz and husband Orville, who acted as his big sister and brother, always being there for him. He is also survived by many other cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, Missouri, where funeral services will follow at 2:00, with Pastor David Poe officiating.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Mercy at Mercy Hospital. C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.