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November 21, 2018

9/15/2018 7:30:00 AM
Sharon M. Gerdes

Sharon M. Gerdes, age 70, of Rhinelander, died Sept. 13, 2018 at St. Claire's Hospital in Weston. She was born Oct. 7, 1947, in Rhinelander, to Lawrence and Ruby (Miller) Sachse. Sharon attended schools in Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1965.

Sharon was a lifelong resident of Rhinelander. After her schooling she married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Gerdes. They were married on April 17, 1966 in Rhinelander and God blessed them with two children and 52 years of marriage. She was employed as a typesetter for the Daily News and the Hodag Shopper/Our Town.

In her spare time Sharon enjoyed crocheting, needlework, her flowers and fishing with her husband.

She was a longtime member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church. Sharon will always be remembered for her ever present sincere smile on her face.

Sharon is survived by her husband Ronald, her daughter Janice Kay (Marsh) Beall, her son Allen (Dawn) Gerdes, her grandchildren Ryan, Tyler and Tessa, her great- grandchild Eve Grace, her two sisters Sandy (Marty) Aubol and Kathy (Phillip) Owens, brother Alvin Sachse, nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service for Sharon will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., all at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Reverend Richard Miller will officiate.

You may leave your private condolences for the Gerdes family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Gerdes family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Article comment by: Judy (Clark) Beyer

To the Gerdes family I want to extend my sincerest sympathies. I am positive I had met Ron & Sharon at some time. Jane is one of my very good friends. I was in this website looking for samples of obits because my mother just passed away and of course, I was scrolling and noticed the Gerdes name and stopped to read about Sharon.

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