Aimee Geil Gerhardt of Glen Ellyn, Illinois (formerly Yorkville, Illinois), passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018 at 23 years young after a well-fought battle with cancer. Aimee was a free spirit with a light that shined brighter than anyone most have ever met. She was tough, witty and wise beyond her years.
The accomplishments Aimee achieved in her far too short life include graduating from Glenbard South high school, being an amazing mother to her dog, Tucker, working tirelessly to create the music she loved and obtaining a degree in music management from SAE Institute Chicago, even after her diagnosis. Aimee’s hobbies included dominating on the softball field, photography, writing, traveling as much as possible and loving with all she had. She was a warrior with an unforgettably beautiful soul, a fighter who never gave up.
Aimee was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert Sr. (2000) and Patricia Davis (2014); and by her paternal grandfather, Paul Gerhardt (1990).
Aimee is survived by her parents, Keith Gerhardt and Geil (David) Kopkowski; her sisters, Sarah Gerhardt, Rebecca Kopkowski and Katlyn Kopkowski; and her paternal grandmothers, Donna Gerhardt and Alice Kopkowski.
Aimee was and will continue to be loved by her parents, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Her strength and courage will always be admired and remembered. Aimee came into this world as a wild child, conquered countless obstacles throughout her journey and left an imprint on everyone she met. She will be forever missed and never forgotten. On behalf of her family, friends and acquaintances - F*CK CANCER.
The wake will take place from 3 - 9 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Leonard Memorial Home (565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn IL, 60137).
The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church (493 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn IL, 60137) and will be followed by a luncheon.