Robert passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2005, at his home in Fargo at the age of 71, surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Robert was born in New Ulm, MN, the son of Raymond and Corra (Olson) Gerardy, on May 23, 1933. He grew up in the Fairfax, MN, area where he attended school. In 1947, the family moved to Rugby, ND, and in 1948, moved to Fargo, ND. Robert continued his schooling and graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1951. He then attended North Dakota State Unversity College of Economics, graduating in 1956. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-58 at Fort Chaffee, AR. After his discharge, he returned to Fargo where he worked for the Ford Motor Company from 1958-68, the North Dakota Employment Service from 1968-69, and from 1969-72 at American National Insurance Company. He began working at American Life and Casualty Insurance Company in 1972, where he retired from in 1983.
Bob was an avid golfer and played on the Red River Valley Senior Golf Tour for a number of years. He also enjoyed all Bison athletics, especially basketball and football. Bob achieved a life long dream of attending a game at Yankee Stadium in 2001 with his nephew, Todd. Many good times were also spent at his lake home during the summers. Bob was a member of the Fargo Teammakers, the Fargo American Legion, and a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo.
Robert is survived by his loving sister, Rayetta (Kenneth) Senn of Fargo; his nephews, Jeff (Beth) Senn of Moorhead, MN, and Todd Senn of St. Louis, MO; his niece, Mary (Cody) Christenson of Park River, ND; and four very special great nieces and nephew, Christopher Senn, Caitlyn Senn, Samantha Blixt, and Amy Christenson.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Sunday at Church of the Holy Spirit in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Monday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday in the Church
FUNERAL MASS: 2 PM Monday in the Church
BURIAL: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Online guest book at www.bouglerfuneralhome.com