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William Cole Gerding


1995 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
William Cole Gerding Obituary
William Cole Gerding 1995 - 2018
Springfield, IL—William Cole Gerding, 23, of Springfield, was born into eternal life at 8:14 p.m. on Monday, September 3, 2018, at his home.
Will was born March 29, 1995, in Springfield, the precious blue-eyed boy of John C. and Stacia A. Stark Gerding.
Will graduated from Lincoln's Challenge and worked in construction at TMF Construction. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, and loved spending time with his family. Will had extreme loyalty to his parents and brothers. He was known for his tender heart and generosity. Will had a strong belief in God and his faith. He will be dearly missed.
Will was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Susan Schweighart-Stark; maternal great-grandparents, A.G. and Winifred Schweighart and John and Helen Stark; and paternal great-grandmothers, Martha Gerding and Marion Wright.
He is survived by his parents, John C. Gerding of Springfield and Stacia A. Gerding of Sherman; paternal grandfather, John J. Gerding of Springfield; paternal grandmother, Dorothy (husband, Lee) Schuerman of Springfield; maternal grandfather, John D. Stark; siblings, John J. Gerding of Tampa, FL, Charlie Gerding of Springfield, and Henry Gerding of Springfield; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield with Rev. Wayne Stock, celebrant.
Memorial contributions may be made to , P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
The family of William Cole Gerding is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2018
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