Erik Gedusky (1985 - 2016)

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WATERLOO – Erik Gedusky, 31, of Waterloo, died at home Thursday, April 7, from complications of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
He was born Feb. 5, 1985, in Waterloo, son of John Gedusky and Cindy Yarrington.
Erik graduated from Waterloo West High School in 2003. He was involved in Cub Scouts and with the annual MDA Telethon for many years
He is survived by: his parents, Cindy Yarrington (Todd) Moline of Waterloo, and John Gedusky of Oregon; siblings, Robyn Gedusky and Brandon Miller, both of Waterloo, and Bradley and Danielle Gedusky, both of Oregon; stepsiblings, Jessie Moline, Josh (Whitney) Moline, Callie (Mark) Paar, Lindsay (Brett) Moline and Hannah (Curtis) Moline; maternal grandfather, Wayne A. Weber of Quasqueton; grandmothers, Mary Harting, Donna Brandhorst and Janet Gedusky; nieces and nephews, Keaton, Kierra, Issak, Marlee and Olivia; many aunts, uncles and cousins, including Pam Yarrington and Andrew Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; his stepfather, Randy (Cheryl) McGee of Melbourne; and his Godmother, Marci Kruger.
Erik was preceded in death by: maternal grandfather, Robert Yarrington; maternal great-grandmother, Mabel Hartman Hay; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Mae Hay Weber; and paternal grandfather, Elwood "Woody" Gedusky.
Family-Directed Celebration of Life Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, April 11 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with a time of fellowship following the service at the church. Erik and his cat Tiger Sue's ashes will be scattered in the Highlands of Scotland (per his wishes) at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
He brought joy and wisdom into so many people's lives. He was so loved. Erik lived his life at home with his loving mother and stepfather, Cindy and Todd, and was taken care of by his "Angels" (caregivers) daily.
Arrangements by Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo. Condolences may be left at

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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 8 to Apr. 16, 2016