Silas LeRoy Gerde obituary submitted
Sept. 3, 1909 - March 23, 2007
SACRED HEART — Silas LeRoy Gerde, 97, of Sacred Heart died Friday at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville.
The service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation is at the church Tuesday for one hour before the service. Arrangements are with the Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Sacred Heart.
He was born Sept. 3, 1909, in Maynard to Thomas and Esther (Swanson) Gerde. He lived in Maynard for a few years before moving with his family to Sacred Heart, where he attended school and graduated from high school.
On June 4, 1939, he married Irene Nordby near Renville. He farmed near Sacred Heart until retiring in 1997. In addition to farming he also worked for Romness Brothers Implement in Sacred Heart and for the Renville County Highway Department.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart and a former member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Barb (and Gene) Mager of Truman, and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers and an infant sister.