Sean Eric Gerdes was born September 13, 1973, son of Stan and Sonja (Oldenburger) Gerdes.
Sean grew up in the Waterloo area, graduated from West High School, and Hawkeye Community College.
Sean was an artistic soul, who was extremely gifted. He loved to paint, draw, and played many instruments. He participated in marching band and jazz band. He was an avid hunter and fisher. Sean was also creative in the kitchen, and an accomplished chef. He loved spending time with family at the lake house, and going boating. Two of his favorite things were Harleys and the Hawkeyes. In his spare time, he was an avid reader and enjoyed watching movies. Sean was a hard worker, loyal person and kind-hearted. For the last twenty years, Sean has been a chef and worked in the restaurant industry. Most recently, he was head chef at Graz in Pella.
Those left to cherish his memory are his fiancée Lori Proctor, and her children: Jeff, Sarah, and Tim; his daughter Brandee, his son Issac, his step-children: Logan and Katie; his father Stanley (Kathleen) Gerdes of Naples, Florida; his brother: Matthew (Elke) Gerdes of Cedar Falls and their children: Tyler, Conner, and Anna; his sister: Stephanie (Jon) Hietbrink of Pella and their children: Elijah and Abigail, and his step siblings: Amanda (Aaron) Middendorf, Nate Hartsell, and John Bossert. He is also survived by many extended family members and friends.
Sean was preceded in death by his mother Sonja Gerdes, and his grandparents: Bill and Ann Oldenburger, and Rionold and Annetta Gerdes.
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