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Eugene ‘Gene’ L. Gerard

Eugene ‘Gene’ L. Gerard of Bloomsdale died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in St. Louis. He was  91 years old.

He was born March 30, 1928, in Ste. Genevieve, a son of the late Eugene A. Gerard and Mary Philomena (Carron) Gerard.

He was married for 53 years to Norma Jean (Bayer) Gerard, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Ted Gerard and his wife Sue of St. Louis, John Gerard and his wife Connie of St. Louis; five daughters, Kathleen Stock of St. Louis, Paula Stoverink and her husband Dan of Lake St. Louis, Beth Gibson and her husband Dave of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Maria Batten and her husband Roger of Rochester, Illinois, Cecilia Lause and her husband Rod of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann Basler; dear friend Pearl Simms; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Theodore Gerard.

Funeral services were Friday, September 6, at St. Agnes Church in Bloomsdale. Burial was at St. Agnes Cemetery. Kutis Funeral Home South County Chapel handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Birthright St. Louis or Heiffer International.

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