72, 102 E. Beverly Ave. Pontiac, MI passed away at St. Joseph Hospital February 3, 2018. He was born in Belvidere, ILL. on December 15,1945 a son of Edward & Alwilda Gehrke. He was a retired construction worker and Army Veteran. Survivors include, his best friend and love of 39 years, Katherine Hoffman. Best friend, Mike Steir. A son, Cory Lawrence, Roscommon, MI. Daughters, Kelly Hoste, Lapeer, MI., Katie Rumfelt, TN. Ridge, TN. Sons, Gerald Gehrke, Garden Prairie, ILL., Mark Gehrke (deceased) Garden Prairie, ILL., 8 grandchildren, and many loving nephews and nieces.
The graveside funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Great Lakes National Cemetery (4200 Belford Road, Holly) with full military honors.
You was loved by many and I will never forget you may God bring peace to your children and grandchildren and all that loved you .