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William ‘Bill’ Gerdes

January 16, 2013


William ‘Bill’ Gerdes



Born March 7, 1928 in St. Louis, Mo., 36-year Bishop resident William “Bill” Gerdes, age 84, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 3:10 a.m., at home, with two of his daughters at his side.

Bill was the Bishop “Bread Man” delivering for Schat’s Bakery for many years. He also was the manager of Denny’s and KFC, and worked at Sierra Office Supplies, among other various positions in Bishop.

He is survived by his daughter,  Jeanette Cox; son-in-law, Dan; granddaughter, Jeanenne of Apple Valley; daughter, Nancy Troupe; son-in-law, Lance; grandsons, Travis and Brandon; granddaughter, SaraLoni of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Diane Kucken; son-in-law, Jerry; grandson, JB and granddaughter, Mikayla, of Waterloo, Wis.; son, Jim Gerdes of Rancho Dominguez; and sister, Donna Gerdes of St Louis, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, in July 1989; and his brother, Phil, in November 2007.

Rest in peace Dad – with Mom at your side!

“The ones we love don’t go away, 

They walk beside us every day, 

Unseen, unheard but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

– Jeanette, Nancy, 

Diane and Jim

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