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Kenneth Gerdes

November 2, 1944 — February 27, 2019

Kenneth D. Gerdes, 74, of Cozad, Nebraska, died February 27, 2019 at Kearney Regional Hospital in Kearney, NE.

He was born November 2, 1944 in Gothenburg, NE, son of Orville B. and LaVonne (Trimble) Gerdes.

Kenny lived in Sacramento, CA for a while but spent the bulk of his life in Cozad, NE.  He graduated from Cozad High School.  Kenny owned his own construction company and a furniture store for many years.  He attended the First Presbyterian Church at Cozad and the Cozad Church of God.  Kenny was a proud supporter of Husker athletics.  He enjoyed fishing and golfing in his spare time.  He especially loved spending time with family.  Kenny had a special place in his heart for his Boston Terrier Jack.

Survivors include his loving wife Linda Gerdes of Cozad; four sons, Craig (Carolyn) Gerdes of Shawnee, KS; Cory (Melissa) Gerdes of Alamo, CA; Andy (Wendy) Duis of Lincoln, Shane Duis of Cozad; 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Gerdes of Cozad, Dallas (Becky) Gerdes of Oconto; sister, Connie Mosher of Friend; his sister-in-laws who he loved as sisters - Cheryl (Dale), Roxie (Tim), Sandy (Mike), Karen (Randy) Lana (Dale), Shanna (Tim); brother-in-law Frank; and numerous nieces nephews and extended family.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Orville Leroy Gerdes; sister-in-law Donna.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm with the family present from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 819 E Street, Cozad, NE, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:30 am with Pastor Harvey Pierce and Rev. Jill Boyd officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cozad Cemetery, Cozad, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the family where a memorial will be established in his name at a later date.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, March 3, 2019

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel

620 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 4, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

819 E St, Cozad, NE 69130

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