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Thomas Duane Gerberding

May 22, 1946 — May 14, 2019

Thomas Duane Gerberding, age 72, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at his home in Blue Earth.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at

Tom was born May 22, 1946, in Blue Earth, MN, the son of Henry and Lucille (Mino) Gerberding. He graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1964. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy from 1965-1969.

Tom is survived by his children; Tammie (Troy King) Gerberding of Sparks, NV, Tabitha Gerberding of Sparks, NV, Thomas (Magdalena Villegas) Gerberding of Hollister, CA, mother Lucille Gerberding of Blue Earth, brothers; Ronald (Nancy) Gerberding of Park Rapids, MN, Robert (Tammy) Gerberding of Corpus Christi, TX, sisters; Kathryn Haase of Mesa, AZ, Debra (Mark) Tagatz of Woodbury, MN, 5 grandchildren; Robert and Ryan Holguin, Angela Gerberding, Anna Mae Ponkey, Scot Ponkey, step-daughter Shannon (Craig) Moynahan-Ponkey of Los Gatos, CA, step-son Jeffrey Brendecke of Germany, step-grandchildren; Alexandra, Jaina, and Grace Ponkey, Adam, Haley, Hannah, and Jake Zari, step-great-grandchildren; Mathias Tittiger, Finley Zari, step-son-in-law Paul Zari of Rancho Cordova, CA.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife Yvonna Gerberding, father Henry Gerberding, in-laws Norman and Janina Edwards, step-daughter Shelley Zari.


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Friday, May 24, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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