TODD LOREN GERDTS, age 56 of Waseca died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Laurel’s Peak Rehabilitation Center in Mankato.
Born on November 13, 1966 in Waseca, Minnesota, he was the son of Loren and LaVonne (Bushlack) Gerdts. He attended Waseca High School and graduated in 1985. Todd was employed with Birdseye Division of General Foods in Waseca for 27 years. He later drove taxi for several years. Todd married Melissa Ann Farley on September 12, 1998 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca.
Todd enjoyed fishing, doing word search puzzles, playing bingo, hunting, bowling, golfing, and playing darts. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where he was past president.
He is survived by his parents, Loren and LaVonne Gerdts of Waseca, siblings, Lisa Gerdts of Waseca, Steve (Julie) Gerdts of Le Sueur, and Tammy (Charles) Bennett of St. Peter; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Bob Farley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa; mother-in-law, Maureen Farley; and his grandparents.
Visitation will be held at State Street Chapel of Dennis Steffel Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Services in Waseca on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. A prayer service will follow visitation at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Community Cemetery in Waldorf.