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Lonnie Clifford Gerdes

November 3, 1951 ~ January 19, 2022 (age 70)


Lonnie Clifford Gerdes, 70, of Litchfield, IL, passed away January 19, 2022 at the HSHS St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL. 
He was born on November 3, 1951, a son of the late Clifford Herman and Mary Lucinda (Vaughn) Gerdes. 
Lonnie graduated Litchfield High School with the class of 1970. He was a Union Brick Layer for 50 years. 
He was a member of the Gillespie Bass Club and the Litchfield Moose Club. 
Mr. Gerdes was an avid Bass Fisherman and would spend every moment he could on the lake looking for the next big catch. His boats were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed bowling at Litchfield Bowl, and bowled up until 2018.
He is survived by his brother, Gary (Sharon) Gerdes of Litchfield & Sister, Arlene Gerdes of Litchfield; 4 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews & 9 great-great nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, JoAnn Gerdes.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 
The family has entrusted Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL with arrangements. 

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