Gladys Floerke

Gladys Marjorie Floerke, 90, Fort Atkinson fell asleep in the Lord’s arms on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at her home.

Gladys was born on August 6, 1929 in Hebron, WI to Oliver and Lenora (Geissler) Dickhut. She was baptized on September 1, 1929 and confirmed on April 18, 1943.  Gladys attended a one room school house. On May 4, 1946 she married Norman Floerke at St. Peter’s  Ev. Lutheran Church.  He preceded her in death on January 27, 2009.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid., serving as their president and secretary for over 16 years.  Gladys belonged to TOPS for 30+years and was the secretary for the senior citizens advisory board. Gladys was a member of the Ladies VFW and was involved in many volunteer organizations. She worked at Jones Dairy Farm and also sold Avon for 10 years.  She and Norman raised layer and heavyweight roasting chickens and enjoyed making wine.   She loved to work in her garden, read, cook, spend time with her many grandchildren, fish, camp, bowl, play cards and always liked to be active and social.

She is survived by her children: Larry (Deborah) Floerke, Fort Atkinson, Jerome (Theresa) Floerke, San Clemente, CA, Ronald (Judith) Floerke, Fort Atkinson, Bonnie (Mark) Krause, Jefferson, and Norman Jr. (Debra) Floerke, Fort Atkinson; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; sisters-in-law: Janice Dickhut and Esther Dahnert. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Ruth Magritz and Florence Pugh; brother Lyle Dickhut;  great-grandson Brenden Vincent Figliuzzi; brothers-in-law Harold Magritz and Kenneth Pugh.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church 301 S. High St. Fort Atkinson, WI.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, WI. 

Friends may call on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Nitardy Funeral Home 1008 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson, WI and at the church on Friday from 10:00am until the time of the service.

As an expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Infant Daycare.

The family would like to thank Rainbow Hospice for their loving care.  “Fear not I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward” Gen 15:1