Kirk Owen Gerdes

September 19, 1958April 7, 2018

Kirk Owen Gerdes of Lewisville, Texas passed away April 7, 2018. He was born September 19, 1958 in Grundy Center, IA to Richard and Darlene Gerdes.

Kirk grew up on “The Farm” near Ackley, IA. He graduated from Ackley Geneva High School in 1977 where he was involved in wrestling and band. He worked several years in Iowa before moving to Colorado, where he attended Pikes Peak College and University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He studied accounting and business. His jobs took him to several states and after many successful years as a sales person in various industries, he made his way to Texas.

Kirk was a loving, caring son, brother, father and grandfather. He enjoyed working with his hands on home projects, spending time with family and golf. Kirk could be larger than life and could hold a room captive with his incredible wit, humor and charm. He loved cats, was an avid tennis and squash player, and liked watching NASCAR, football and golf on t.v. Always eager and happy to help anyone if they asked, no matter what the task.

Kirk is preceded in death by his mother Darlene Frances Oelmann Gerdes and father Richard Andrew Gerdes.

He is survived by his daughter Janae Augustine, grandson Landon Augustine, twin brother Kent Gerdes and his wife, Donna, sisters: Lisa Ubben and her husband, Randy and Gina Gerdes Ubben and her husband, Kent; 7 nieces and nephews and numerous extended family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at East Friesland Presbyterian Church in Ackley, IA . Saturday April 21, 2018 at 10:30am.


  • Celebration Of Life Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kirk Owen Gerdes

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Linda Dixon

April 20, 2018

Kirk was so kind to always be there to help me no matter what i needed.I will. always remember what a friend you were to me, R I P. my friend

Bob Sayewitz

April 19, 2018

Kent & Donna,
My prayers and condolences go out to your family and friends. He was a good kind person and will be missed.
His good friend,


Melanie McManigal

April 12, 2018

Kent and Donna,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Melanie McManigal