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Paul H. Gerding

Paul H. Gerding

Paul H. Gerding, age 79, of Quincy and formerly of Springfield, died Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Quincy.

He was born July 5, 1943 in Quincy, the son of Paul, Sr. and Helen Thien Gerding. He married Peggy Laird on February 16, 1993 in Springfield and she preceded him in death on July 2, 2003.

He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Cheryl Wubker of Springfield; children, Jason (Christina) Gerding of Quincy, Ryan Gerding of Quincy, Amy Machin of Springfield and Brian (Kate) Wubker of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Alex Boyd, Connor and Kendall Gerding, Jacob, Nekoda, Emalie, Shay, and Lincoln Gerding, Sophia and Bennett Wubker, Alli Jacobs and Wesley Hine; great-grandson, Zaiden Jackson; siblings, Mary (Jim) Wienhoff of Quincy, Theresa Martin of Quincy, Lou (Porter) Gibson of Quincy, Bob (Esther) Gerding of Quincy, Lynn Parks of Clinton, MO and Danny (Karen) Gerding of Plainville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bill Gerding and Chuck Gerding.

Mr. Gerding was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in Vietnam and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield. Paul was employed by A T & T, as a lineman, for over thirty years and most recently worked for Landmark Ford in Springfield. He owned and operated The Old Hat tavern in Quincy for several years. Paul was known for his strong work ethic. He also enjoyed gardening and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Military honors will be held 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Quincy Memorial Park. Family will meet friends from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the burial at Instant Replay in Quincy. Memorials are suggested to Ulmus Academy, 2002 Jefferson, Ste. 134, Quincy, IL 62301. Condolences may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Sue Arenz
Applegate, CA
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Paul was such a great guy. Always smiling & kind. He will be missed by family & friends.
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John c Gerding
Springfield, IL
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Paul will be missed dearly by all that knew him. He was always there for me and Landmark in however or whatever we needed. He supported me in my trying times and was a good friend to all he met.
God Bless you and your family Paul. You will always be in my Prayers.
Your Friend John
From:
Dave & Linda Kuntzman
Springfield, IL
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So sorry for your loss Cheryl. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
From:
Ron Turner
Pawnee, IL
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I drove cars for Paul at Landmark for nine years. I very much enjoyed working for Paul. He was always very supportive of me there.

My condolences to all of Paul's family!
From:
Lisa Staber
Springfield, IL
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Paul was a great man and he’s missed by all of his Butchs family. Rest In Peace
From:
Karey Wanless
Springfield, IL
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Paul will be missed by so many friends and family. He was such a big part of Butch’s and was considered family to all of us. Rest in Peace Paul❤️
From:
Geno Paoni
Sebastian, FL
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Worked with Paul for several years at the phone company. Always enjoyed seeing him every morning at the garage and out in the field. He was always happy and a pleasure to be around. My sympathy to the family, he will be missed.
From:
Glen Rogerd
Springfield, IL
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I never saw Paul without a smile on his face. He was always so pleasant. My condolences Sheryl. May he rest in peace.
From:
Debbie Denk
Springfield, IL
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I couldn't believe when I heard Paul had passed away and send my sympathy to his entire family and Cheryl. I worked at the construction garage with Paul for many years and had a few beers with him over the years at Mel's and Spammy's to name a few. What a great guy he was and he'll be missed by many. I hope you had a peaceful journey and no longer in any pain. Rest in Paradise my friend. 🍻
From:
Mark Rentschler
Rochester, IL
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Had the privilege to have worked with Paul for several years at SBC He took me under his wing and taught me ALOT about splicing phone wire so much that I named him Yoda (master of phone wire.
Paul was a kind and caring person and willing to teach if you where willing to learn. May you Rest In Peace my friend
Prayers to his whole family
From:
Mary E Cary
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I was so saddened to read that Paul had passed.
I have so many fond memories of growing up with him and all the Gerding kids. Sitting out on the patio with a "jug" probably from Vosse's Tavern.
Deepest sympathies to all his family.
I will see you Wednesday.
Mary
God Bless
From:
Larry Newberry
Springfield, IL
Comments:
My condolences to Paul’s family, I worked with Paul at Landmark Ford. He was a good guy, hard worker, I enjoyed working with him.