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Arthur William Gerding

Arthur William Gerding, 61, a lifelong resident of Superior died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in his residence.

He was born April 16, 1953 in Superior to Marie Faith (Nault) and Merrill Raymond Gerding.

He had been employed in a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

At one time he was an active member in the Salvation Army.

Surviving are his sisters and brothers, JoAnn (Curt) Haas and Merrill R. (Debbie) Gerding, Jr. all of Superior; David and Jim Gerding both of Wells, Minn.; Joe Gerding of Green Bay, Wis.; and Janet Smit of Crookston, Minn; a step-brother, Scott Gerding and a step-sister, Becky Moe; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, parents, and a sister, Debbie.

His memorial service will be Tuesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 916 Hughitt Ave. with Major's David and Bonnie Clarke officiating.

Downs Funeral Home, corner of Ogden Ave. & 19th St. is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guest book or send condolences at www.downs