|Wilma N. Gehrke
Born: May 17, 1931 Died: February 24, 2019
Wilma N. Gehrke, 87, of Morris, formerly of Mazon, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2019 at The Gardens at
Park Pointe in Morris.
Born May 17, 1931 in New Holland, IL, she was the daughter of Herman and Mabel (Raber) Gehrke. She graduated from
New Holland High School, received her B.A. Degree in Education from Illinois State University and later attended the
University of Illinois in Champaign where she got her Masters Degree. For her entire thirty three year teaching career she
was the home economics teacher at MVK High School retiring in 1988.
She is survived by one sister, Phyllis LeDoux of Indianapolis, IN and one brother, Garland Gehrke of Delavan, IL; several
nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Blanche Kurtz and Doris Miller; two brothers in – law, Al LeDoux and
Donald Kurtz; one sister in law, Katherine Gehrke; two nephews, Larry Kurtz and Christopher Gehrke; her longtime friend,
She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, several professional teacher organizations, and had a volunteering
spirit which was never ending.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Gardens at Park Pointe.
Wilma enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and traveling.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris with
Pastor Patrick Lohse officiating. Interment will follow in Mazon-Brookside Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:
30 am until time of service at the church.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.