Teresa Gerdin


Teresa E. Gerdin, of Brainerd, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021, on her 73rd birthday, surrounded by her loving family.

Theresa was born to Lawrence and Ruth (Perkins) Laughlin in Brainerd on October 14, 1948. Her truest joy in life was her family, which showed in her dedication and outpouring of pride for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed winning at the casino, watching sporting events and dancing with the love of her life, Dale. She passionately gave care to her mom, who was also her best friend and roommate.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dorinda Epps and Debbie (Joe) Fulton; grandchildren, Linai (Brandon Bennett) Epps, Trene (Bradley) Andrews, Josiah Epps, Davonn Epps, and Madi Fulton; great-grandson, Bubby Andrews; and many other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale; and grandson, Jason Nevilles.

Arrangements are being completed by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.