June S. Gerdes

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February 21, 1937 - August 12, 2021
Born in New Baden, IL
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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June S. Gerdes of Saint Peters, Missouri, passed away at the age of 84 on Thursday, August 12, 2021.  Loving wife of 66 years to the late Robert W. Gerdes, Sr; beloved daughter of the late Norine and Raymond Mueller; devoted mother of Robert W. (Sandy) Gerdes Jr., Dale (Edith) Gerdes, Linda (Wesley) Webb, and Kim (Steve) Blackmore; cherished grandmother of Tanya Mosley, Dawn Riter, Robert Gerdes III, Kandice Gerdes, Toni Runyon, Jacob Gerdes, Ashley Mann, Brandon Webb, Courtney Webb, Tyler Blackmore, and the late Sarah Gerdes; treasured great grandmother of thirteen; great-great grandmother of five; and dear sister of Cliff Mueller.  June was also preceded in death by her siblings, Norine Haffer, Ray Mueller, and Janet Poggemoeller.

June was an amazing homemaker for her family.  Above everything, she cherished her family and treasured the moments they created throughout the years.  She loved cooking and baking, and she made the best gooey butter cake, fried chicken, and deviled eggs.  She was also a group mother for the Campfire Girls when her kids were growing up.

June was a true woman of faith and devoted member of Chapel of the Cross in St. Peters.  She loved helping others and volunteered with the luncheon committee.  As the weight recorder at their weekly meetings, she was a respected member of TOPS.

As an avid seamstress, June enjoyed sewing outfits for her family and friends.  Her skill was superb, and she was sought out for her talent.  She worked with everything from wedding dresses to window garments.  She even made costumes for some of the professional clowns in the area.

She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chapel of the Cross St. Peters.

The family would like to invite you to watch the live-stream funeral service on Saturday, August 21, 11:00am. Click this link to view.

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.

 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Steve Blackmore August 16, 2021 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    candle 1I have been a part of the Gerdes family for 20 years and am lucky to have had June and Bob in my life. I hope everyone will carry the wonderful family moments we’ve had forward and be thankful for the time we get to spend with each other. It is the memories we create and the love in our hearts that make up the greatest treasures in life. Don’t squander them!

  2. Lorraine Ferguson August 16, 2021 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am so very sorry for the lose of Bob and June so close together. I know you are reeling right now. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with your family at this time. So glad that we got together a few years ago when Stan and I were in town.

  3. Cheryl (Gunn) Cheatham August 16, 2021 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your entire family was a part of my childhood. I remember your mom being so nice to me! Take care!

  4. Deanna Nockunas August 17, 2021 at 8:40 am - Reply

    June was an awesome neighbor and friend and a great help to a young mother. She was always available to tell me the difference between measles and heat rash and once caught my naked baby escaping out the front door. She was always there when someone needed help. I know you will all miss her. My condolences.

  5. Bob Mentzel August 17, 2021 at 9:49 am - Reply

    It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know June. She will be missed dearly.

    • Don Poggemoeller August 19, 2021 at 9:33 am - Reply

      candle 1Aunt June was a wonderful Aunt and Uncle Bob was a wonderful Uncle. I have so many awesome memories of them in my life. They will not be forgotten.

  6. Patricia Matthews August 17, 2021 at 10:32 am - Reply

    candle 1Dear Kim, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a wonderful woman. Pat Matthews ❤

  7. Janette Tseng August 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    candle 6Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    May the soul of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    ~Amen~

    I send my condolences, Ashley. To you and your family for the loss of your beloved grandmother. I will keep y’all in my prayers.

  8. Debra Meyer August 18, 2021 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    candle 1Kimmee, Steve, Tyler and Gerdes Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss!! We loved her too!! It is so difficult to say goodbye to someone you loved so very much. She was grateful for all you did for her..for both of them! May all the cherished memories you had with her provide some comfort in the coming days.
    “If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again”
    Love, Dan and Deb

  9. Julie Ealey August 19, 2021 at 6:58 am - Reply

    I am very blessed that I had you in my life. I spent so much if my teen years with Kim and your family you were my second mom. All the wonderful memories I have if that time. Rest in peace with your true love.

  10. Ruth Szymanski August 19, 2021 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    June was the best friend anyone could ever have. She was my friend for 70 years. We met when we were Freshman at Beaumont High School. I couldn’t have had a better friend. She was smart, kind and generous. She was a blessing in my life. Thank God for June..

  11. Julie Ealey August 19, 2021 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I spent so much time with Kim and you your family and my teen years that you were my second mom. I will cherish all those memories forever rest in peace

  12. Christine Young August 20, 2021 at 7:08 am - Reply

    candle 1Prayers for your family

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