RANTOUL — Brian B. Gerdes, 56, of Rantoul, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 30, 2014) at
Heartland Healthcare, Paxton, after a battle with cancer.
He was born May 24, 1958, Fairbury, a son of Leo Melicent (Blair) Gerdes.
He is survived by a daughter, Dana (Chad) Marshall, Ludlow; a sister, Marlene (Ed) Clampitt, Rantoul; and
three grandchildren, Gaven, Gage and Grysen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Brian spent his lifetime painting homes and business. He owned and operated Gerdes Painting for the past
14 years. He loved his grandchildren, family and lived to ride on his Harley.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove, Rantoul. The Rev.
Jeffray Greene will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will follow at
Memorials may be made to the Serenity Shack or the American Cancer Society