John I Gebke 87 OF Bartelso died Sunday January 10, 2015 a Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
He was born January 9, 1929 in Bartelso to John and Mary (Mueller) Gebke: they preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by a daughter Susan Torragorssa, son-in-law Jeff Richter, brothers Arnie Gebke, Roam Gebke, Art Gebke, Eugen Gebke, sisters Josephine Kapp, Mary Winkeler, brothers-in-law Harold Kapp, Frank “bud” Winkeler, Marcel Frerker, sisters-in-law Irene Gebke, Dorothy Frerker.
He married Betty Frerker July 23, 1948 at St. George Catholic church in New Baden, she survives in Bartelso.
Also surviving are his children Joe Gebke of Lindell, MO, Cindy (Tom) Fuhler of Trenton, Sally (Buddy) Pennington of Sandoval, Agnes (Herman) berkemann of Trenton, Roseann (Tom) Van Atter of Carlyle, Karen (David) Linder of Hoffmanm, Carla Richter of Trenton, Kathy (Mike) Abernathy of Hoffmanm
18 grandchildren Christine and Mike Torragorssa, Brian Berkemann, Adam and Jacob Fuhler, Beth Pennington, Jenn (fiancée Josh Verell) Berkemann, Jason (Amanda) Berkemann, Megan and Madison Van Atter, Andy (Ashley) Linder, Cassandra Linder, Kari (Jeff) Hurst, Jonathan, and Remington LKindeer, Katie and Carson Richter, Evan Abernathy
7 great grandchildren
A brother Al (Rosann) Gebke of Breese
Sister-in-law Joan Gebke of Germantown
John was a retired serviceman from Gus Unverfehrt Supply and grain and hog farmer.
Member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso, American Legion Post 976, Bartelso and Catholic Holy Family Society.
Funeral mass of Christian burial will be Friday January 15, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Bartelso with Fr. George Mauck officiating. Interment St. Cecilia Cemetery. With full military honors accorded.
Visitation will be Thursday January 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday January 15 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the Moss Funeral Home, Germantown. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.
Moss Funeral Home
600 Railroad Street
Germantown, IL 62245