Walter E. Gerdau

September 1, 1931 - May 18, 2023

09/01/1931 - 05/18/2023

Past Services

Wednesday May 24, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Funeral Service
Wednesday May 24, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church - Shadyside, Ohio
350 E 40th Street
Shadyside, Ohio 43947

Walter E. Gerdau, 91, of Shadyside, Ohio, born September 1, 1931 died May 18, 2023 at Shadyside Care Center in Shadyside, Ohio.

He was the son of the late Bernard J. Gerdau and Victorine A. (Wautlet) Gerdau, and was a graduate of Shadyside High School.

He was retired from International Harvester of Shadyside, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Shadyside, Ohio, Shadyside American Legion, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Maxine Barrett, Patricia Irwin, Joanne Betrel, brothers, Thomas Gerdau, and David Gerdau.

Surviving are Bernard Gerdau and wife, sister, Beverly Haroldsen, brother, Gerald Gerdau and his sister Cindy Edwards, son, Walter M. Gerdau, and loving niece, Norma Jean Leek.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, May 24, at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral  Home in Shadyside, Ohio 3900 Central Avenue from 9:00am until 11:00am. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shadyside, Ohio with Father Daniel Heusel as celebrant.

Private inurnment at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, Ohio.

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Jenna coyne
19 days ago

I enjoyed so many conversations with Mr. Gerdau at the track. Years ago, he was a regular at the home meets and he would stand near the finish line. At every little break in the meet, we would find time for conversation. May God comfort you all during this time of loss.

Sue Junkins
20 days ago

Goodbye old friend…Walter Gerdau. Worked with Walter at IH-Shadyside Stamping Plant for years when he was the UAW 1077 President. Always a faithful orange/black Shadyside ‘Tiger’ fan…he will be missed. Condolences to Walter, Jr., and extended family. sue junkins

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
20 days ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Walter E. Gerdau, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Walter E. Gerdau, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †