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Obituary for Paul Gerding
Paul Gerding, 83, of Peoria, IL passed away Monday July 9, 2012 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, IL. He was born in Ottawa, IL to Pearl & Arthur Gerding on April 13, 1929. Paul attended Saint Cecelia’s Grade School and Spalding High School in Peoria. He was employed over the years as an engraver, men’s clothing, and most recently as a custodian at Peoria District 150. He retired from the Peoria Public Schools. Paul served in the Army and the Air Force from 1948 to 1958. He was a member of the American Legion and Disabled Veteran’s. He was married in Vienna, Austria to Rose Kucera In June, 1952. They divorced in June, 1964. He had a stepdaughter, Helga, and a son, James. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Victor (Pamona, CA), Philip (Roseville, IL), and Helen Reising (Peoria, IL). He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Memorials may be made to any Veteran’s Association. Cremation has been accorded and no services will be held.