Wayne Herbert Gerdis age 57, went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2020 at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. He was born September 9, 1962 in Erlangen Germany but grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. Wayne enjoyed Oldsmobile’s and Cadillacs, music, collecting cameras, watches, bibles, and antiques. He attended church at Hertitage Fellowship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Wayne is survived by wife, Donna Gerdis of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Wayne and Donna were married on March 13, 2013.
Survivors include daughters, Brandy Gerdis Morgan of London, Ohio, Jennifer Cleland (Gerdis) of Pleasantville, Ohio; step daughter, Stacey Hubbard of Keokuk, Illinois; sisters, Tabetha Finger of Lincolnton, North Carolina, and Tina Ferry of North Carolina; grandchildren, Logan and Everett Cleland of Pleasantville, Ohio; step grandchildren, Alanta Schwab and fiancé Dustin Lowe, Zach Schwab of Basco, Illinois, and Tara Kissinger of Keokuk, Iowa; step great granddaughter, Mia Lowe of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Preceded in death by biological mother, Edith Hartman of North Carolina; adoptive father, Henry Gerdis and adoptive mother, Mille Gerdis both of Waterloo, Iowa.
We as a family would like to thank Greg, Tom and Leann, Fran and Noble for being special people in Wayne’s life.
Celebration of life will be held at Hertiage Fellowship, 121 N. Illinois Ave Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m
Isaiah 40:30 “Even youth grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall but those who hope in the lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
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