Goldie Gerdes, 77, Oconto, died
Saturday morning, February 9, 2013 at Oconto Hospital, exactly one week
after the funeral of her only beloved brother, Richard. She was born
May 18, 1935 in Oconto Falls to Robert and Gertrude (Carriveau) Gerdes.
Goldie grew up on the family farm in Stiles and attended Lena public
schools, graduating from Lena High School with the class of 1955.
Following graduation, she helped her brother Richard operate the family
farm until 1985. Goldie also worked in different area restaurants over
the years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Oconto.
Goldie never focused on her disabilities, only her love of life.
Although it is difficult to lose Goldie within a week of burying her
brother we are comforted with the knowledge that she is with Richard,
who was the center of her world. The family would like to extend their
appreciation to the businesses and all those who were so good to Goldie
whom she considered her friends.
Survivors are one sister-in-law, Joyce Gerdes, Oconto; one nephew,
Gilberto (Christina) Guidi, Italy; two great nephews, Giovanni and
Ricardo Guidi; first cousin, Gloria Warnecke and many extended family
She was preceded in death by her parents and only brother Richard on
January 17, 2013.
Visitation will be held after 12pm Friday, February 15, 2013 at Holy
Trinity Catholic Church in Oconto until the time of service. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held 2pm Friday at the church with the Rev.
Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic
Cemetery, Oconto Falls.