Gerard A. "Gerry" La Due
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Location: 12:09 a.m. surrounded by his Loving family in Monticello, Indiana.
 
 
Age: 64
Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 14, 1953
Birth place: Manhattan, New York
 
 
Father: Charles La Due  
Mother: Lydia (Stella) La Due  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Monticello for the past 6 years.
Funeral Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Funeral Location: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018, Funeral Mass at the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 543 S. Main Street, Monticello, Indiana, 47960
Clergy: Father John Cummings of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Reynolds. Indiana.
Burial will take place: In the I.O.O.F Riverview Cemetery of rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Gerard passed into the loving arms of God at 12:09 a.m. on July 10, 2018. He attended River Dell Regional High School where he graduated in 1972 as Valedictorian of his class. Gerry was involved in numerous groups and activities during high school. He was most credited for originating, organizing, and directing Boy Scout Troop #1428 for the mentally handicap boys in Des Moines, Iowa. He also volunteered in a senior home facility during this time as he earned his Eagle Scout Badge in 1966. Gerry also was awarded the 2 Palms, Atatorie Award, and the Pope Pius XII award. Gerry also attended the Survival Camp in New Mexico in 1967, the Idaho National Jamboree in 1969, and the World Jamboree in Japan in 1971. Gerry then went onto Drake University and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech, Communications, and Psychology in 1974. During this time he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa in the summer of 1973. He was and had served as the University Board Chairman, the University Senate Parliamentarian (Judicial Board Chairman), and Dormitory President. Then in 1976 he completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration, completing a four year program in just two years. He then went into the School of Law at Drake University from January 1976 to August 1976, taking a leave of absence to work full time in the 1976 political campaign. Gerry had done extensive research in the history and workings of the Republican Grassroots Campaign as used in Iowa. His in depth involvement in the Political Organizations awarded him the Polk County and the Iowa Republican Award by Gov. Robert D. Ray in 1977. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1976 and was campaign manager for 3 local State Representatives, and was Treasure for Dave Readinger, Iowa State Senator 1976. Gerry was responsible for all of Polk County absentee balloting, along with identifying many needs and doing the collections and notarization of the county which led to the distinguishing Republican Award he received. He was employed by RGIS Inventory Specialties in Des Moines, Iowa in 1976 as well, in 1977 he was promoted to the Roving Manager of the entire Midwest. Gerard moved back to New Jersey in 1977 and joined a 100 year old import and export company of Hasman & Baxt where he was Vice President of Operations. Then in 1982 he took over the operations of MBCL International, where he managed the Trucking Company, the Warehouse, and the Office until retiring in 2009. In 1993 he purchased a Condo at the Garden Plaza in Ocean City, New Jersey. He served on the Board of Directors for 3 years and was involved in the Re-Organization of the Administration Office and the computerization of the bookkeeping. Gerry served as the board liaison between the Administration and Management all while serving as the Condo President from 2005 to 2008. He then married in 2012 moving to Monticello, Indiana where he resided.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: in lieu of flowers memorial may be given to the Happy Tails Animal Shelter. Envelopes will be available at the church and the funeral home.
Marriage Information: In 2012 in his parents home in New Jersey he married Angelina Montgomery. She survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Angelina "Angie" Montgomery of Monticello, Indiana;

Daughter,
Conchita (husband Justin) Murray of Monticello, Indiana;

Two (2) Grandchildren,
Naomi and Vanessa;

Brother,
Richard A. (wife Mary Ellen) La Due of Eastover, South Carolina;

Niece,
Brittany Kays of Winter Park, Florida.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Charles & Lydia (Stella) La Due.
Arrangements by:
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home