Verna Gacke, a resident of Eagle River since 1963 and formerly of Marathon, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Rhinelander. She was 98.
Mrs. Gacke was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Gunther to John and Hazel Duberstein.
Her interests included sewing, baking, gardening and fishing.
She supported many charitable organizations.She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius; three brothers, Emil, Max and Jacob; and three sisters, Catherine, Lucille and Mary.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean (Elmer) Wolff of Eagle River; five sons, Leonard, Vernon, Edward, David, all of Eagle River, and Arthur of Marathon; five brothers, Chuck, John, Bill and Julius, all of Mosinee, and Lafe of Iola; one sister, Carol of Merrill; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.
Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at gaffney-busha.com.
|Tuesday, January 07, 2014 1:43 PM|