Lloyd Gerdes, 76, 461 Rensvold Boulevard, Moorhead, MN, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Fargo. Lloyd Donald Gerdes was born July 6, 1927, in Fargo, ND, the son of George and Lucie (Sauvageau) Gerdes. He grew up in Fargo and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1945. He then enlisted in the Navy, and served in the Pacific. Following his discharge he returned to Fargo and worked with his father in the family business, Gerdes Heating, for four years. On September 2, 1950, he married Jane Leach in St. Mary?s Cathedral in Fargo. The couple moved to Mankato, MN, and later Minneapolis, MN, where he was a sheetmetal worker. After the death of his father in 1952, Lloyd returned to Fargo to run the family business until 1955. He then worked for Automatic Heating, Dakota Plumbing and Heating, and Twin City Heating. He also worked as a union pipefitter throughout the area. He retired in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Jane, Moorhead; five sons, Timothy (Barbara), Minneapolis, Thomas, Andover, MN, Michael, Burnsville, MN, John (Sharon), Moorhead, and David, Fargo; three daughters, Claudia Gerdes, Des Moines, IA, Mary (Allan) Broberg, Fargo, and Julie (John) Meaux, Des Moines; 15 grandchildren; and two sisters, Marguerite (Ray) Krause, Columbus, OH, and Irene Heck, Fargo. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Cindy. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., in St. Francis church. Burial will be in St. Joseph?s Cemetery, Moorhead. Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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