Kermit William Gerhardt II, 77, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born August 15, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, to Kermit William and Ernestine Miller Gerhardt I. He and Cheryl Welter Stovall were married June 27, 1999, at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau.
Kermit was a 1961 graduate of Cape Central High School and a graduate of the former Brown’s Business College in Cape Girardeau.
He was employed in retail appliance sales at Siemer's Best Brand Plus in uptown Jackson and previously worked 15 years at the former Curtis Mathis in Cape Girardeau. Kermit had a knack for remembering names and was always knowlegable about his products. Clients appreciated his unique way of asking questions to help them determine which appliance best suited their needs.
He and Cheryl were faithful in attending church at La Croix Church and Kermit especially enjoyed volunteering in the children’s ministry.
Loving survivors include his wife of 21 years, Cheryl Gerhardt of Jackson; three children: Krystal Wynter, her husband Tom Finkbeiner and children Jordan and Ryan of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; Kevin (Jennifer) Gerhardt and children Kamden, Aubree, and Lincoln of Jackson; Keisha (Justin) Bromley Sr., and children Justin Jr. and Jamie Bromley and Kevin and Kaden Simmons of Burfordville, Missouri; three step-children: Jessica Shackles and children Amanda, Hannah, and Leah of Cape Girardeau; Jason (the late Jennifer) Stovall and children Abbygayle and Naythan of Cape Girardeau; JoAnna Sams and children Levi and Luke of Cape Girardeau; two step-great-grandchildren, Tre’ and Elizabeth; a brother-in-law, Richard Welter of Cape Girardeau; and a maternal aunt, Mary Lee (the late John) Miller of Cape Girardeau; and several cousins, including Loren Crites of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Gerhardt; and two granddaughters, Kylie Simmons, and Grace Gerhardt.
A memorial visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to service time, Saturday, October 17, 2020, at La Croix Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Ron Watts will officiate a memorial service at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the church.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to La Croix Church. Please notate checks for “Children’s Ministry in Memory of Kermit Gerhardt”.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family by clicking on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of Kermit’s personal obituary page at mccombsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
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La Croix United Methodist Church - Children's Ministry
3102 Lexington, Cape Girardeau MO 63701