March 22, 1925 - July 1, 2018
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Shelby Township, Michigan
After graduation from Fordson High School he enlisted in the Army-Air Corp and served as a navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator, a heavy bomber. After completing his military service he utilized the GI Bill to attend the University of Michigan for under-graduate school and the University of Detroit Dental School. He was a member of the class of 1953.
On June 30,, 1951 he married Sally Ball and together they raised two daughters and two sons.
They had 63 years of happiness until Sally’s death in 2014. Dr. Goerke was a member of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe, and enjoyed watching all sports on television. Dr. Goerke retired from his dental practice in Detroit after having helped his patients for over fifty years. He was dedicated to his practice and treated his patients as his second family.
Dr. Goerke was the beloved husband of the late Sally, dear father of Joy Marsh, Jeffrey (Sharon), Jane (Bruce) Lemons, and John. Loving grandfather of four and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Ed.
A memorial service will take place 10:00 am Friday August 10, 2018 at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. Military Honors will immediately follow.
The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 900 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49202.
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