March 26, 1935 – January 6, 2013
Gerald, 77, passed away after an extensive bout with pneumonia.
He was born In Brookings, S.D.to Glen and Georgiaetta Derdall. Gerald attended Brookings High school class of 1953.Later he graduated from S.Dakota State Univ. with a BSC degree in engineering physics. He enjoyed golf, basketball, baseball, money management and, of course, his cats. He later went on to work in the aerospace industry in the Los Angeles ca area. He is survived by his son Stephen (CA), son Daniel passed away 4-6-97 (CA), former wife Maria (CA), granddaughters Melanie Derdall (Conn), Nicole Derdall (CA), daughter in law Sylvia Derdall (CA), brother Gene Derdall and Carol (wife) (Kimball, SD), aunts Myrtle Sterud (Volga, SD), Marie and Elmer Mannisto (Volga, SD.), Aunt Mabel Yurgaitis recently passed away (Volga, SD), Nephews Geoff Derdall and Tanya (wife), Grant Derdall and Vernette (wife) both live in South Dakota. Cousins Marlys Vanderwal and (Ray) (Volga, SD), Carolyn Satter (San Diego ca.) Along with many other family and friends in the U.S. and Canada. He will be greatly missed. After cremation ceremony Gerald now resides at home with son Stephen.
Thank you all for your love and support.