Jerome “Jerry” T. Gerberding, 61, Moorhead, MN passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born December 16, 1952 in St. Paul, MN to Elmer and Lorraine (Froehler) Gerberding. He grew up in Watertown, SD before moving to Fargo where he graduated from Shanley High School in 1971. He graduated from North Dakota State School of Science in 1975 with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology before enlisting in the United States Army. He was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA and Seoul, Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1980.

On January 15, 1977 he married Monica Rabideaux at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo. He went on to graduate from NDSU with a degree in Construction Management in 1986. He worked for various engineering firms and finished his career with Widseth Smith & Nolting in Alexandria, MN.

Jerry loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren, and being at the lakes. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and always liked working.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Monica, Moorhead, MN, children; Ryan (Amy Fredrickson), Fargo, ND, Nate, Alexandria, MN, Becky, Moorhead, MN, grandchildren; Marcus and Lexi, both of Fargo, ND, siblings; Judy Hoffman, Jeanne (Mick) Alm, Jim (Nancy), Joan (Dale) Cook, Jack (Patty) and Janette Silleck, father-in-law, Leo Rabideaux, Pelican Lake, MN and many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister in-laws and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lorraine Gerberding, sister, Janet Gerberding, mother-in-law, Frances “Pat” Rabideaux and brother-in-laws, Harold Hoffman and Leo Rabideaux II.

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  1. Audubon MN
    Monica, Becky Ryan, and Nate. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that jerry is now “Pain-free” but it is so sad that he is no longer with us. Jerry loved life and he loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. love, Sheila

  2. lowry MN
    So sorry for you loss, jerry was such a nice person he loved and was so proud of his family,, we will be thinking of you all, take care

  3. Chandler AZ
    Prayers for strength and faith as you walk this journey. My memories of Jerry contain such laughter and fun. The world will smile a bit less without him. God bless you, Monica, Joan and all the family.

  4. Bismarck ND
    Monica, Joan and all the Gerberding family. So sorry to hear of your loss of Jerry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Debbie Ouellette Kroshus

  5. Thinking of you all wishing I could do or say something that would take away all the struggle and pain. Wishing you comfort as you grieve, and joyful memories as you celebrate his life. Thank you for the call to let us know here in Glenwood.

  6. Moorhead Minnesota
    Dear Monica,
    I’m holding you in my heart & hope the love from those around you serve as comfort during this sad time. Sending warm thoughts & love to you.

    Toria Wiger

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