Bernadine Gerdom

BAY VIEW GARDENS - Bernadine "Bernie" Kay Gerdom, age 74, of Bay View Gardens, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Robert and Minnie (Johnson) Weast. She married Gene Gerdom on April 27, 1957, in Peoria, Ill.

He survives, along with two sons, Howard (RoJea) Gerdom of Peoria and Mark Gerdom of Bay View Gardens; one daughter, Cheryl Gerdom, who resided with her; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two half-sisters, Brenda (Charlie) Gangloff of Metamora and Linda Weast of Illinois; one stepsister, Betty Landwehr of Washington; and her seven cats.

Her parents and one daughter, Janet Essington, preceded her in death.

Bernie worked at ATS for nearly 20 years.

She was an avid pool player for more than 30 years, winning many trophies.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Salm officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Bay Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spring Bay Fire and Rescue Squad.

Please view Bernie's obituary at

Funeral Home

Mason Funeral Home
375 Old Germantown Rd Germantown Hills, IL 61548
(309) 383-4100

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 27, 2014