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Donald Goerke

1955 - 2015

Donald C, Goerke, age 59 of Indian River
passed away at his mother’s home in Indian River on May 16th, 2015.

He was born June 8th, 1955 to Donald and Donna (Jacobson) Goerke
of Indian River, Mi. where he was raised and attended all grades at
the Inland Lakes School and graduated in 1973.

Donald married Margaret (Meg) Harris in Aug. 1979 and they had
one son, Carl John.

Don loved to hunt and fish. He chose to work outside at jobs such as
carpentry, asphalt, and cement work.

He leaves behind his son Carl (Erin) Goerke and children, his companion
Carole Smith and her children, Brandi (Mike) Perry and children,
Adam (Melissa) Donald and children, Jerrod (Shannon) Haindel and
children, and his mother Donna (Goerke) Marshall. His siblings, Deanna
Avery, Duane (Virginia) Goerke, Debra (Larry) Moran, Donna (Dan)
Gentner. Doug (Mary) Marshall, Denise (Bill) Cunningham, Dave (Rence)
Marshall, and Dale Marshall. Many nicces and nephews. Also a lot of
good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald L. Goerke and
his stepfather Donald H. Marshall and his grandparents.

There will be a memorial service at the VFW hall in Indian River on
May 30th from noon to 4 pm. and a luncheon to follow.
Chaplin John Wallace will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you contribute to the Hospice of the Straits,
Cheboygan, Mi. 49721. They and Vital Care were so good to Don and us.
We cannot say enough good about them and a special thanks to his

nurse Joan Sorenson,

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