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Mark L. Gerdes

Mark L. Gerdes

Jan. 31, 1980 - March 20, 2009

KERKHOVEN -- Mark Lee Gerdes, 29, of rural Kerkhoven, died Friday at his home. He had suffered with cancer.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kerkhoven Evangelical Free Church in Kerkhoven. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

He was born Jan. 31, 1980, in Willmar to Kenneth and Karon (Wallace) Gerdes. He grew up in rural Kerkhoven and attended Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Schools. He worked with his father on the family farm and later worked in construction for Lake Region Contracting.

He married Rebecca Breuer on Feb. 15, 2009. The couple lived in rural Kerkhoven.

He is survived by his wife; his parents of rural Kerkhoven; sisters: Monique (and Scott) Dorow of Eldora, Iowa, Melinda Gerdes of Golden Valley, Katherine Gerdes (and Lynn Peters) of Kerkhoven; and his grandmother: Eleanor Gerdes of Kerkhoven.

He was preceded in death by three grandparents.