Glenn Gerhardt

Glenn Fredrick Gerhardt age 60 of New Richmond, formerly of Baldwin died Sunday January 22 at the Westfield’s Hospital in New Richmond. Glenn was born on February 3, 1951 in New Prague, Minnesota; the son of Arthur and Loretta (Groff) Gerhardt. He attended the St. Croix Central School graduating from high school. He was married to the former Norma Burmester to which children Jennifer and Heather were born.  This union would later dissolve. Glenn worked many years as a truck driver for the Farmer’s Cooperative in Baldwin. Glenn thoroughly enjoyed time spent on his pontoon fishing area lakes like Magnor and Pike. He loved Jennifer’s company, but she may have spent more time in the water scaring the fish away than catching them. He loved spending time hunting with his brothers or camping with his family. He enjoyed cooking and was always game for the newest and unique kitchen gadget as he was fond of kitchen infomercials. Furthermore, he always appreciated fresh vegetables out of his garden. His greatest love came from spending time with his grandchildren. He was diagnosed with MS in 1992. He had his ups and definite downs, but his grandchildren always put a smile on his face.

He will remain in the hearts of his daughters Jennifer (Cary) Leen of Hammond, Heather (Phil) Broberg of New Mexico, grandchildren Morgan, Erin, Lauren, Emma Leen, Bryan, Justin, Karli Broberg, siblings Judy Gerhardt (Lyle Nippoldt) of New Richmond, Don (Vicky) Gerhardt of Roberts, Vern (Dr. Sherry Walker) Gerhardt of Baldwin, Allen (Luanne) Gerhardt of Hammond, Dale (Debbie) Gerhardt of New Richmond and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service for Glenn will be 4Pm Thursday January 26th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 2 to 4PM. Interment will be private.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


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