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Ronald R. Gorke, 80

Ronald Robert Gorke, age 80, of Houlton, Wis., passed away May 8, at his home.

Ron was born Nov. 29, 1936, in Marshfield, Wis., to parents Wilferd and Leona (Parmelee) Gorke. He was united in marriage to Carol Deichsel on Aug. 18, 1965, and the couple was blessed with three children. Ron worked at 3M for 30 years. He was an avid bow hunter and loved fishing and gardening.

Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carol; daughters, Tammy Moga and Dawn Parmalee; son, Robert Goeke; grandchildren, Angela, Melinda, Daniel and James; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Leona Gorke; brother, Billy; and sisters, Eva and Carole.

Memorial Service 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, 6201 Osgood Ave. N, Stillwater, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Cremation services entrusted to the OConnell Family Funeral of Hudson, (715) 386-3752.