Ahlgrim Family Funeral Homes
415 South Buesching Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 540-8871
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Herbert J. Gehrke of Hawthorn Woods Funeral services for Herbert J. Gehrke, 57, will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at The Chapel, 25270 W. Route 60, Grayslake, IL 60030, where he will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Visitation will be held Monday, from 3 until 9 p.m. at The Chapel in Grayslake. Herbert married Suzanne Hinman, his high school sweetheart, on Nov. 29, 1975. He was the retired deputy chief, and had served as the chief of police of the Lake Zurich Police Department, having worked there for almost 30 years. He enjoyed golf, traveling and spending time with his grandson. Herbert was born Jan. 4, 1955, in Elgin, Ill., and was taken to the Lord, July 19, 2012, in Lake Forest, Ill. Herbert was the beloved husband of Suzanne A. Gehrke (nee Hinman); loving father of Erik (Michelle) Gehrke and Kristofer Gehrke; loving grandfather of Marshall Gehrke; fond brother of Diane (Dan) Etten, Mary (Byron) Chambers and Karen Kininmonth; and loving adoptive father of LeTaya in Kenya. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert H. and Arlene (nee Hartwig) Gehrke; and his brother, Todd Cushman. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to the Oasis for Orphans, c/o The Chapel, 25270 W. Route 60, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home in Lake Zurich at 847-540-8871 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.


Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from July 21 to July 22, 2012
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