Kenneth R. Gehrke

POYNETTE - Kenneth R. Gehrke, age 79, of Poynette, passed away at Meriter Hospital in Madison on Thursday, February 28, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born on October 24, 1939, the son of Reno and Pauline (Graff) Gehrke. He married Rosemary “Rosie” Johnson on October 24, 1958, at Monona Lutheran Church. Ken was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the North Central States Carpenters Union Local #314 for 53 years. Prior to retirement, he had been a superintendent for 17 years at Vogel Brothers.

He is survived by his children, Terri Benson, Lori (Scott) Dolphin, and Kenneth Gehrke “Jr.”; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosie, and several brothers and sisters.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Poynette Village Hall..

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)