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In Loving Memory

Gerdemann, Barbara A. (nee O’Connor)

March 30, 1936 - June 13, 2024

Barbara Ann (O’Connor) Gerdemann died on June 13, 2024 surrounded by family at Friendship Village in Sunset Hills. She was born in Anderson, Indiana, in 1936. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. where she met William “Bill” Gerdemann and later married him. She was married to Bill for 55 years when he died in 2011. Barbara loved her family deeply and was a vibrant force in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She loved reading and inspired in her family that same love of knowledge through reading. She always supported her kids and visited them wherever they moved, bringing her personal blessing to each of their households. After retiring from Roosevelt Bank, she enjoyed traveling to visit friends and family. She volunteered with OASIS and The International Institute where she taught English to Bosnian women immigrants.

Barbara is survived by her children Patrick (Wendy) Gerdemann, Dana (Jeff) Lenzen, Lynn (Steve) Hughes and Gary (Karri) Gerdemann; her grandchildren Sean, Brad, Sarah, Bonnie, Colin, Allie, Claire, Tess, Cole and Sam; and her great grandchildren Caleb, Derrick, Emrie, Colton, Henry, Harrison and Levi. The family thanks the loving caregivers at Friendship Village for their support and care of Barbara over the years.

SERVICES: Family and friends will gather for visitation at 9 a.m. June 20, 2024, followed by a memorial service at 9:45 am. Both will be at Kutis Funeral Home Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63123.


5 thoughts on “Gerdemann, Barbara A. (nee O’Connor)”

  1. Barb has been a friend since the early 1960’s . Our children went to school together. I will never forget you and your family.
    May God bless each of you. You will be in my prayers.
    Lovingly, Shirley Uebel

  2. Dana, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace during this difficult time .
    Love, Craig and Lisa

  3. Sorry to read this. Barb and I were high school friends. We both attended college in Columbia, Missouri; I went to Christian.
    A memory I’ll never forget is the time we did the Gateway Arch together.
    I always looked forward to her Christmas card.
    I know you kids will miss her dearly.
    🙏for all of you.
    Sylvia Whitehead

  4. To all who loved her, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Sending much love and praying for peace and comfort at this sad time.


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