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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Kent "Red Fox" Gerardot

November 25, 1945May 16, 2020

Kent "Red Fox" Gerardot, 74, began his eternal fishing trip on May 16, 2020 with his wife & life partner of 43 years by his side. Red Fox was born, November 25, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Arcola High School in 1965. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served 4 years during the Vietnam Era. By trade he was a Brick layer and Stone Mason for 40 years. Red Fox was an active member of American Legion Post 241, VFW in Waynedale and president of the Fort Wayne Beagle Club for many years. Anyone who knew Red knew he was a man of many traits, but most of all knew he was a great outdoors man. He was in his Happy Place when he was either hunting, fishing on his boat, and playing golf. His hobbies were beagling and was a self taught taxidermist with many happy customers. Kent is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Reba (Martin) Hernandez; granddaughter, Della (Andrew) Bruno; great-granddaughter, Natalie Bruno; brothers, Terry (Sue) Gerardot and Lynn (Ruth) Gerardot; sisters, Dawn Gerardot Putnam and Luann (Tim) Robinson; and many nieces and nephews. Red will be dearly missed. A memorial service for Kent will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 held at 1:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation two hours prior. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kent's memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice and Northeast Indiana Honor Flight. The family would like to thank the staff of Visiting Nurse & Hospice for their care, respect, & dignity they provided to Red in his time of need. The family would also like to thank Kent's siblings; Terry, Lynn, Dawn, & Luann for their love, care, & companionship with Red during both of their times of need. Much love to you all. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for the Gerardot family.

  • DONATIONS

  • Visiting Nurse & Hospice
  • Northeast Indiana Honor Flight

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

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Benjamin Carney

May 22, 2020

When I was a young boy my father John and "weasel" were best of friends. I was very saddened to hear of his passing as I have wondered how he was many times in the last 18 years. I have many many memories and he influenced my life greatly. I'll just say my first rabbit hunting trip was with my father and Kenny. When the hunt was thru Ken went into the back room and came out with a single shot .410. He said "Beaner I never had a boy and if you promise never to sell it I would like to give you this shotgun". The gun is still in my safe and always will be. Thank you Kenny "Weasel" Gerardot. With love, Benjamin "Beaner" Carney

Jill Fisher

May 20, 2020

Reba,

I am so sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend to pay my respects, please know that you and yours are in my prayers.

Jill Fisher

Norma (Carroll) Closson

May 19, 2020

My sincere sympathy to all of Kent's family.

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