Eugene "Gene" GerdonEugene "Gene" Gerdon, 74, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, enjoying a morning horse ride.
Eugene Erroll, son of John and Rachel (Mallack) Gerdon was born January 13, 1939 at Forbes, ND. They lived on a farm 14 miles Northwest of Forbes, where Gene and his sister Marlyss attended country school. In 1945, he moved with his parents and sister to rural Cogswell, ND. He attended country school near Cogswell until the 5th grade, and finished his schooling in Cogswell, graduating in 1956. Following his education, Gene worked for the Signal Department with the Great Northern Railroad in Minnesota, before returning home to help on the family farm. On August 28, 1958, he was united in marriage to Margie Westra. They made their home near the farm. Gene was employed at the Lincoln Oakes Tree Nursery until he started driving truck for Bobcat in 1965. He was on the road a lot so it was Margie's job to be at home with their three children.