Thekla H. Gehrke, 87

Thekla H. Gehrke (nee Krueger) of Mequon passed away on Feb. 9, 2010, at the  age of 87.

She was the beloved mother of (the late) Robert (Kathy) Gehrke, Roy (Marilyn) Gehrke, Susan (Tom) Cameron, James (Emily) Gehrke, Ted (Sue) Gehrke and Don (Cheri) Gehrke. She was the dear sister of Martha Drzewiecki and sister-in-law of Donna Krueger.

She is further survived by 11 grandchildren, Amy (Hans) Longo, Jason (Stacy), Jeremy (Jocelyn), Michael Krautkramer, Steven (Elaine), Angie (Joel) Gartman, Dan (Erin), Abby (Jason) Loomis, Lisa Gehrke, Kate and Tyler Gehrke; six great-grandchildren, Tela, Gretchen, and Kenzie Gehrke, Jaedyn, Bohdan, and Savannah Gartman; and two great-grandchildren on the way. Thekla is additionally survived by special extended family friends, Gail Liesenberg, John Long and Dawn and Chris Harding, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by brothers, John and Helmuth Krueger; sister, Caroline Randolph; sister-in-law, Eileen Krueger; and brother-in-law, Richard Randolph.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, Feb. 14, at Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, Thiensville. Interment was at St. Paulís Cemetery, Grafton.  Memorials to Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated.
Thekla was born and raised in Grafton. Thekla was baptized and confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Grafton. She had many fond memories of the family farm and dairy that her parents ran in Grafton.

Mueller Funeral Home of Grafton assisted the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting