SAUK RAPIDS -- Former WJON Outdoors Contributor Ed Gerchy has died at the age of 86.

Gerchy, an avid angler and hunter, provided outdoors news to WJON listeners in the 80s and early 90s. He also wrote outdoors news for area publications. Prior to moving to Sauk Rapids in 1960, Gerchy worked for the Los Angeles Times.

Funeral services will be Friday morning in Sauk Rapids.