Joshua James Gerdes, 24, Moorhead, Minnesota, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 24, 2011.

Joshua Gerdes was born to John and Sharon Gerdes on December 8, 1987. He grew up in Moorhead, where he also graduated from High School. Joshua loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed going to the lakes and playing video games. His life exemplified strength, courage and selflessness.

He is survived by his parents, John and Sharon, Moorhead, MN; brother, Matthew, Fargo, ND; sister, Jessica (Benjamin), Fargo; grandmothers Jane and Shirley; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

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