Patricia (Schwarzbach) Gerding
1933 – 2017
Patricia Gerding, 84, of Ottawa, died on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Manor Court Nursing Home, in Princeton. At her request there will be no services. Cremation will take place at the Mueller Funeral Home and Crematory.
Patricia was born on January 25, 1933, in Ottawa to Lawrence and Ann (Krasnican) Schwarzbach. She attended Jefferson School, entering first grade the year the present building was completed and was a graduate of Ottawa Township High School. She retired from Farm and Fleet. She married John “Jack” Gerding on May 31, 1949 at St. Columba Church in Ottawa. He died on February 9, 2003.
She is survived by 6 children, John Gerding of Carson City, Nevada, Jim (Linda) Gerding, of Omaha, Nebraska, Mike (Kathy) Gerding, of Ottawa, Marianne (Randy) Perino, of Ottawa, Barbara (Tom) Churchill, of Cherry Valley, Jeanne Gerding, of Utica, 13 grandchildren, Chad (Micky) Gerding, Mike (Karla) Gerding, Mark (Rosie) Gerding, Joe Gerding, Bryan Gerding, Amanda (Peter) Cales, Andy (Holly) Perino, Jamie (Chris) Bosley, Christy (Jason) Bott, Aaron (Heather) Gerding, Ashton (Andy) Hedlund, Samantha Churchill, and Hannah Churchill, 18 great-grandchildren, and one aunt , Theresa Krasnican Overocker, of Streator.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, an infant son, Gerald Lawrence, an infant sister, Marilyn Ann, and an infant brother Lawrence Joseph.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established in Allen Park.
You may sign the online guestbook and share remembrances at www.MuellerFH.com.
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