- Local Guide
Michelle R. Gerdeman, 46, of Wapakoneta, died at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 23, 1966, in Bluffton, the daughter of Mary (Bassitt) and Thomas Gerdeman, who survive in Columbus Grove.
Also surviving are her partner, Chanda Lotridge, of Wapakoneta, three brothers, Alan (Terri) Rayle, of Pandora, Dan (Lori) Rayle, of Ottawa, and Tom (Jodi) Gerdeman, of Pandora; a sister, Tamela (Jedd) Emans, of Bluffton; a step-sister, Susan Coffman, of Cecil; a step-brother, Chad Coffman, of Columbus Grove; 10 nieces; four nephews; Chandaâ€™s parents, Clyde aand Carolyn Lotridge; and special friends, Donna Green and Randy LaMarr Sr.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William â€śBillâ€ť Bendele.
Her interests included gardening, flowers, and cooking. An excellent baker, she especially enjoyed sharing her treats with family and friends.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Gary Bragg officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Allie Wayman to defer medical costs due to childhood Lupus.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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