Catherine Ann Gerke

11/06/1932   —   10/05/2021

Memorial Contributions

The Village of Heather Hills

1055 Forest Hill Ave. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 in memo state; Katie Gerke

Staff Appreciation Fund


Right to Life of Michigan

2340 Porter St. SW

P.O. Box 901

Grand Rapids, MI  49509

The Guestbook
  • Peggy Brandon

    Sending my condolences to the family. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Will Eardley

    Sorry for your loss. Wonderful lady.

  • Penny (Meulenberg) Faulk

    Dear Gerke family,

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. The story of her life was so nicely encapsulated. We can only imagine the loss you are all feeling at this time. She truly was a most lovely woman. Kind, loving and caring. May it be of comfort to all of you knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many who had the privilege of knowing both your parents.

  • Leslie B

    Condolences to the family, my heartfelt prayers are with you

  • RaeJean Penny Bowman

    Wonderful mother and fascinating person. I only knew her briefly but loved her story and faith. She will be missed.

  • Robin Michell

    I wish I could have known her. What a remarkable life, and woman!I would say by her obituary that it sounds like she had a very full and fulfilling life here on this earth. Until you are with her again in Gods paradise, peace and comfort be with you all.
    My condolences

  • Jim and Marcia Brougher

    We loved your mother. She was a special grand lady. She welcomed everyone. Sorry for your loss.

  • Teri Boda

    She was a wonderful lady. You would be proud to know that all that she accomplished in Ottawa is still up and running strong. I had no idea that she was the one that started Shepherds of Good Hope. Truly a remarkable person. Hugs to you all especially to Maureen and Matt.

  • Maeve McInerney Wilson and family

    She was a true
    servant. I was honored to know her. I admired her Irish fortitude. ☘️

  • Sarah Foster (Huizinga)

    Sorry for your loss!. She was a wonderfully sweet and caring person! What an amazing journey of selflessness! Loved the couple times that we spoke ( with me as an adult.). I remember as a child in the summers… The yard was always beautiful and she was always out there enjoying her creation.

  • Cindy Cunningham

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel peace and strength from our wonderful Lord at this time. Love you.

  • Ardis Romsek

    I was a classmate from Muskegon unit of Katie at mercy’s nursing school for one year. . We had annual reunions so we kept in touch. Katie was a friendly, caring, and giving lady. I feel BLESSED to have known her.
    My prayers for Katie and family. God Bless in this time of loss.

  • Karla Huitsing

    Always always a precious lady who I loved and respected. Thankful she is free and singing with the angels.

  • Georgia Gietzen

    So very sorry for the loss of your beloved “matriarch” . . . and that she was!! A big beautiful wonderful family she raised. Lucky we were to have met and gotten to know BOTH of these fine people. And we’ve been blessed to know and work with many of you. We send prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time of loss. Hugs to all the Gerke Family from Jeff and I.

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