Friday, August 26, 2016
12:00 PM CDT
Southern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
21731 Spring Street
Union Grove, WI 53182

Life Story / Obituary


William W. Gehrke, age 86, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Brookside Care Center, Kenosha. He was born in Kenosha, January 27, 1930, son of the late William and Margaret (Nee: Woehr) Gehrke.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. William was employed with McWyte Wire Rope Company for thirty-two years, retiring in 1992. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. More than anything he cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his children, David (Cindy) Gehrke, Paul Gehrke, all of Kenosha, Annie (Joseph) Hebior of Friendship; his four grandchildren, Scott Gehrke, Jason (Heather) Gehrke, Kimberly (Joseph) Bonn, Andrew (Heather) Hebior; his six great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Brody, Trask, Axtin, Haley, and Jenna; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph Hebior IV.

A Committal service with Full Military Honors will be held Friday, August 26, 2016, 12:00 P.M. at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring Street, Town of Dover.