Richard Gehrke
1938 - 2014
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Gehrke, Richard G. "Dick"

Richard G. "Dick" Gehrke, age 75, of Oshkosh, died Sunday March 9, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center. He was born on July 26, 1938 in Oshkosh the son of Gordon and LaVerna Bratsch Gehrke. On July 1, 1967 he married Darlene Abraham at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Van Dyne.

Dick was a member of Peace Lutheran Church where he sang in the church choir and was on the Church Leadership Team. He also sang with the Winnebagoland Barbershop Chorus, and the chorus at the Oshkosh Senior Center. He was a docent at EAA, delivered Meals on Wheels and enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his wife Darlene, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Dick will be held on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. John Worzala-Dumke officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes-Westside from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the funeral. Entombment will be at Lake View Memorial Park.

A memorial has been established.

The family would like to thank the staff at Omro Care and Affinity Health Care.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Mar. 11, 2014.
Funeral service
11:00 AM
Peace Lutheran Church
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March 12, 2014
Darlene, So very sorry to learn of Dick's passing. Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. May God give you comfort and peace. Sincerely
Pete and Elaine Peloquin
March 12, 2014
Darlene, we are sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We have many memories of Dick at church-when our children were small--Dick was a part of their lives through Sunday school and Wednesday night dinner. Dick always said hello to us on a first name bases. He was a GREAT man, we are all blessed to have had him in our lives. Prayers are with you. Mark, Judy, Maxwell and Heidi Klein
March 12, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.
Sally & Jerry Stueber
March 11, 2014
Darlene, So sorry to hear about your husband's passing, I did not know him well, but enjoyed the brief times together with you two!! Thinking of you.
Diane Betkis
March 11, 2014
Darlene sorry to hear of Dick's passing.Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.
Joyce Engelman
March 11, 2014
Darlene and family, on behalf of the EAA family I extend our sincere condolences to you. I give my heartfelt thanks for the many years of service Dick provided here at EAA as a Docent. It was a privilege and pleasure having him as a part of the EAA family. God bless. Bob Campbell, Director, Museum and Museum Education.
Bob Campbell
March 11, 2014
Darlene, Dick and I are so sorry for your loss, we will miss Dick. The Berry;s
March 11, 2014
Dear Darlene:
We were sorry to read of Dick's dying. We send you our prayers and sympathy. We shall always remember the days we spent living next door to his parents and his many visits. He was a gentle quiet man of faith and had a caring heart. May your many memories assist you in your grief. Our sons will be sad to hear of his passing. May prayers support you at this time. We were last in Wis. almost two years ago and saw you both at a restaurant which is a nice memory for us to have of last seeing you both.
Peace and God Bless You, Gail and Dick Michalack, Ft. Wright, Ky.
March 10, 2014
Darlene, I was so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. As difficult as it is right now, I hope you can find comfort knowing that he is in a better place now.
Patti Abraham
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