David E. Gehring, 69
May 9, 1946 — Jan. 13, 2016
David E. Gehring, 69, of St. Lawrence, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13,
2016, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 9, 1946, in Hartford to William and Monica (nee Gass)
Gehring. He was united in marriage to Shirley A. Reinke (formerly Krebs)
on March 16, 1990, in West Bend.
David breathed, ate and slept farming.
His lifelong career was working on the Gehring Family Farm in St.
Lawrence. Earlier in life he worked for Gebhard’s Butcher Shop in
Allenton. He was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He
will be remembered dearly for being a humble man who enjoyed gardening,
farming and being a John Deere enthusiast — collecting almost anything
John Deere. He will be dearly missed.
David is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Shirley Gehring of
St. Lawrence; loving children, Kory (Vicki) of Slinger, Kristopher
(Jessica) of Hartford, Scott of Hartford and Jeffery (Maria) Gehring of
Hartford; loving stepchildren, Beth and Jason Krebs; cherished
grandchildren, Timothy, Annabelle, Thomas, Estelle, Qwade, Gabe, Landon,
Brianna and Leah Gehring; dear siblings, Mary (Fred) Kellbach, Jeanne
(fiancé, Mitch) Klippel, Richard (Cheryl), Charles (Maureen), Michael
(Marion) and Thomas (Patricia) Gehring; and dear brother-in-law, Dale
(Kathy) Reinke. He is further survived by several nieces, nephews, other
loved relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents,
William and Monica Gehring; his siblings, William “Skip” Gehring and
Susan Hoefts; brother-in-law, Jerome Klippel; and his niece, Monica Van
A Mass of Christian Burial for David will be held at 7 p.m. Monday,
Jan.18, 2016, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4886 Highway 175,
Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Davies Edassery officiating. Family
will greet relatives and friends from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the St. Lawrence Fire
Department (4955 Highway 175, Hartford, WI 53027) or to the Allenton
Fire Department and Rescue Squad (P.O. Box 107 Allenton, WI 53002) are
The Gehring family would like to share their sincere gratitude to the
wonderful ICU Nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend for
the great care given to David, as well as to Dr. Cornelius and Dr. Nunag
for your compassionate care David received.
The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may
be found at