Beryl W. Gerdes Jr.

On July 21st, 2022, Beryl William Gerdes, Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born June 3rd, 1942 near Cozad, Nebraska and graduated Cheyenne High School in 1960.

 He served as a US Navy Corpsman during the Vietnam era. Beryl returned to Wyoming, married, and son, Ryan, was born in 1974. For years he worked at the Husky Oil refinery and served in the Wyoming Air National Guard. After divorcing, he relocated to the family farm outside Gothenburg, Nebraska. Beryl eventually returned to Wyoming to be closer to Ryan’s family, living most of the last 9 years at Spring Wind Assisted Living.

Beryl is preceded in death by parents Beryl and Eunice Gerdes.

 He is survived by son, Ryan Gerdes, daughter-in-law, Kristi, granddaughters Elise and Keira, brother John Gerdes and sister Jeannie Lyons.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11th at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Navy and the Laramie Veterans Honor Guard.

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Condolences (7)

  • John Phillips

    I'm SO sorry for your loss Ryan. It was always a joy to go fishing with him at 9 Mile and watch him fish from the dock, catching fish with his spinning rod!! Let joyful memories like that bring you peace and comfort today and always ....

  • Raven Orr

    Beryl was my favorite resident when I worked at Spring Winds. He always had a new joke to tell and I appreciated that ans looked forward to that every day that I worked. Once we figured out we both loved playing cribbage it was something I tried to do every chance I got. He will always have a place in my heart. To his family, Know that he was loved by so many!

  • Lynn Broughton

    Hi Ryan. I am so sad to hear about your Dad's passing. I so enjoyed him when my mother was still alive and I would visit Spring Wind twice a day. He always had a kind word for me and made me laugh doing his rendition of the New York accent. My sincere sympathy to you and your family and may the great memories of him give you peace and comfort.

  • Rene Sollars

    Ryan, very sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    Ryan, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and minds. Dave and Jenn O’Malley

  • Shell Martin

    Beryl was so much fun. I worked nights at spring wind and we would order pizza and he was always happy to keep us company and share a late night snack. I appreciated his stories and I am honored to have met such a wonderful human. Rip sweet man❤️❤️❤️

  • Kelly Namie

    Ryan and family, so very sorry to hear of your loss, please know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family!


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