Ervin Grulke1923 - 2011
Ervin Grulke age 87 of Rogers City
passed away April 20, 2011 at
Tendercare Health Center of Rogers City
He was born May 5, 1923 in Belknap Township
to Adolph and Anna (Ristow) Grulke
Ervin served in the United States Army. On July 3, 1943 he married Elaine Bruning.
Mr. Grulke owned Grulke Hardware Store from 1970 until his retirement in 2004,
but stayed on as chief consultant. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church
and a founding and life member of Rogers City VF W Post 607.
Ervin is survived by:
7 children, Larry (Cinda), Galen (Patti), Connie (Don) Standen, David (Marsha),
Allan (Mary), Diane (Jerry) Smolinski, and Neil;
41 great grandchildren;
4 sisters, Leora Forbrig, Doris Evans, Emogene (Frank) Brehmer, and
Arlis (Dick) Brown; 1 brother, Ronald (Audrey)
He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m, Visitation will resume on Tuesday at
St. John Lutheran Church from 10:00 a.m. through time of funeral at 11:00 a.m. with
his son, Pastor Galen Grulke and Pastor John Schreiber officiating.
Rogers City VF W 607 will accord full military honors following services.
Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to
St. John Lutheran Church General Fund in memory of Ervin Grulke.