Gordon W. Ehrike
Gordon W. Ehrike, 92, Stratford, died on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 at House of the Dove, Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, where the visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Tuesday until service time. Rev. Sue Eidahl will officiate. Burial will take place in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stratford. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Gordon was born on May 7, 1924 in the Township of McMillan, Marathon County, to William and Ella (Koch) Ehrike and was a graduate of West Kerwin School, Town of McMillan. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II in the occupation of Japan.
He married Ellen C. Mueller on June 10, 1948 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of McMillan, Marathon County. She died on Oct. 6, 2011.
The Ehrike’s farmed in McMillan until 1956 when they moved to Stratford. There he was employed at Stratford Homes until his retirement in 1987. He served on the Stratford Village Board and Zion Lutheran Church Council.
Gordon is survived by his children, Barb (Randy) Laessig of Marshfield, Nancy (Jerry) Frodl, and Dave (Pam) Ehrike, all of Stratford. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Connie (Erick) Jennings, Cale (Stefane) Laessig, Micah Ehrike, Krishna Ehrike and Alanna Ehrike and 5 great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rachel, Lucky, Livvie and Isabella.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, a son, Allen in 1966, and 8 brothers and sisters.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Deb, The Staffs at Stratford Clinic, Ministry Home Health and Hospice Care and the House of the Dove.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com