Obituary: Pearl Gerdes
Pearl E. Gerdes, age 94 of Rhinelander, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Rhinelander. She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Gleason to Karl and Theresa (Kluball) Kegler.
Pearl is survived by her daughters, Gloria (Chet) Moore, Kathryn (Craig) Fowler, Jane Walkowski and Nancy (Randy) Knuth; her sons, Dale (Helen) Gerdes, Ron Gerdes and Greg (Teri) Gerdes; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Genevieve (Ralph) Borneman, Marcella Raab and Eva (Joseph) Novak; her brothers, Mathias (Everelda) Kegler and Harold (Susan) Kegler; nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius; daughter-in-law Sharon; sister, Murial; and three brothers, Kenneth, Clifford and Ernest.
Visitation for Pearl will take place 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Carlson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, with visitation from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, both at the St. Mark Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in the Northland Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial is being established in Pearl’s Name and any considerations may be directed to her family. (Carlson Funeral Home)