Norman W. “Bill” Gehrke

Norman W. “Bill” Gehrke

July 5, 1953 – August 18, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Ardis and Norman Gehrke.  Survived by wife, Becky Gehrke; children, Megan M. Henkes (Matthew P.) and Jeffrey T. Gehrke (Amanda); three grandchildren: Chloe, Ella, and Henry; siblings, Julie Elliott (Steve) and Brian T. Gehrke; other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 21st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 7pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nebraska Heart Association or American Red Cross.


  • Melvin and Doreen Ronning Posted August 19, 2019 7:40 pm

    Melvin and I would like to express our sincere sympathy in the so shocking loss of Bill. Prayers are sent your way and may the many memories help to console you during this time and future days. Blessings extended….Melvin and Doreen, uncle and aunt to Amanda.

  • MaryLou Ditter Posted August 20, 2019 5:18 pm

    I am so sorry for the shocking loss of Bill. We had a lot of fun times in the past. My thoughts & prayers to you & your kids. Sending love & hugs! Gods Blessings. MaryLou Ditter

  • Pat and Karla Devlin Posted August 21, 2019 9:37 pm

    Becky and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bill ‘s passing. We had a lot of fun times and good memories. Please accept our deepest condolences and healing prayers.

    God’s Blessings to all,
    Pat and Karla

  • Stan Cook and Dee Ccok Posted October 28, 2019 9:18 am

    Becky so sorry had no idea Bill wasn’t well please email me Dee and i live in lincoln ne now please feel free to reach out when your ready we would love to hear from you your friends Stan and Dee our prayers for you and your family

  • Robert Greenberger Posted July 21, 2022 10:22 am

    Becky, I just saw this and Very saddened. Bill was one of my favorite people throughout the years in the tobacco industry. He was such a hard worker and did what ever it took to get the job done. Alyssa and I stopped at your house for a nice memorable evening I am so sorry for your loss and hope each and every day gets a little better. Bob

    • Bob Posted August 12, 2022 6:57 pm

      Bob, thank you for your kind words. It’s been a tough 3 years. Bill was diagnosed with MDS in early 2019, started treatment but the first treatment they tried didn’t work so started the second, unfortunately it did not go well and lost his battle. He was surrounded by his family which I am totally grateful for..
      He so totally loved working with you and would talk about when you worked with him. Yes I do remember you visiting along with your daughter. It’s a wonderful memory!
      Again thank you for reaching out and your kind thoughts.

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