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Dorothy M. Gerhart

May 25, 1938 — June 19, 2021

Dorothy M. Gerhart, 83 of Piper City passed away on Saturday June 19, 2021, at the Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria. She was born on May 25, 1938 in Gilman a daughter of Robert E. and Elizabeth R. Roush Chase. Dorothy married Bruce D. Gerhart, Sr. in Gilman on March 17, 1959, and he survives. Also surviving are three sons- Bruce Gerhart Jr. of Kankakee, Alan (Jenny) Gerhart of Tolono, Clay (Suzie) Gerhart of Piper City; one daughter- Vicki (Phillip) Orr of Fairbury; eight grandchildren-Maggie, Bryan, Brigett, Samantha, Christopher, Megan, Jordan, and Sydney; three great grandchildren- Katherine, Jonathan, and Braylee; two sisters- Joan Stemke of Chatsworth and Jean (Bernie) Miller of Pontiac. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers- Dennis and Richard, one sister- Patricia Anderson, and one son- Robert Chase.

Dorothy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crossword puzzles.

Memorial services will be on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:00 am at Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman with Rev. Pete Hinrich officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Wenger Cemetery in Gilman.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Friday, June 25, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home

234 N Central St, Gilman, IL 60938

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