Richard L. Gerdes, 75 Richard L. Gerdes, 75


Richard Lee Gerdes Sr., age 75 of Omaha, passed away Jan. 3, 2022. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Fort Calhoun Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair.

Dick was born June 28, 1946, the son of Lee and Beulah Gerdes. He graduated from Wauneta High School in Wauneta with the class of 1964. Dick then attended the University of Nebraska, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Following his college graduation, Dick started work for Kiewit, where he worked for 40 years, working all over the United States and abroad. Over the years, Dick enjoyed fly fishing, Nebraska and Chiefs football and spending time with family and friends. He was always a very proud father and grandfather. Dick was united in marriage to his wife Shelia on June 14, 1985.

He is survived by his son J.R. (Kim) Gerdes; stepsons: Phil (Linda) Gravert and Dean Gravert; brother Stanley Gerdes; grandchildren: Denton, Waylon and Rowdy; and step-grandchildren: P.J. (Megan) Gravert and Jessica Gravert.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sheila Gerdes and his parents.