Steven M. Gerdes, 57 of Ironwood, MI. formerly of Chatsworth, IL. died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, IL.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Jerry Gentes, minister of Pastoral Care officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials in Steve’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth is handling the arrangements.
Steve was born on August 12, 1956 in Fairbury, IL , a son of Leo and Melicent (Blair) Gerdes. Survivors include: one brother: Brian Gerdes of Ludlow, IL. and one sister: Marlene (Ed) Clampitt of Rantoul, IL.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers David and Dale Gerdes and one sister: Diane Gerdes.
Steve was a graduate of Chatsworth High School and attended Eureka College. He had been employed at ski resorts in Michigan. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth.