June 1, 1928 – September 30, 2014


Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Edward J. Gerchy, age 86, who passed away Tuesday at his home. Rev. Al Stangl will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the services Friday at the funeral home.

Ed was born June 1, 1928 in Shelton, CT to Frank Sr. & Mary (Koch) Gerchy. He married Patricia Lehmann on April 2, 1960 in Santa Barbara, CA. Ed worked for the L.A. Times in California before moving to Sauk Rapids in 1960. He was a member of Sauk Rapids American Legion Post #254 where was a past commander, Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and a lifetime member of the Sauk Rapids Sportsman Club. Ed was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed bass fishing, duck hunting, trips to Canada, playing cribbage, and morning coffee at Coborn’s. He was a devoted Twins and Vikings fan.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Sauk Rapids; sons, Tom (Sherry) of Sauk Rapids, Jim (Laurie) of Sauk Rapids, Tim of Randall and Jon (Trish) of Bemidji; and grandchildren, Brandon, Alexandra, Cassy, Nancy and Teal. Ed is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank and Joe; and sisters, Mary Lou Culmo and Pat Spader.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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