Louis “Lou” D. Gerlach, 90, of Red Bud, passed away at 2:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at his residence. A private funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Red Bud, with Rev. Mark Nebel officiating. A graveside service will be around 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and please use social distancing guidelines. Pechacek Funeral Homes in Red Bud is in charge of arrangements.