Marlyce Ann Gehrke, 84, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at her residence in Kalispell, Montana.She was born to Alfred and Cecelia Dahl on June 12, 1936 in Beltrami County Minnesota. She was the oldest of five children. She married Frank Gehrke February 6, 1952. The couple had five children. During this time, Marlyce worked for many years at Ah-Gwah-Ching nursing home and the Bemidji hospital. She later married Richard “Dick” Gehrke July 18, 1969. They had two children and then moved to Montana in 1977. She worked in respiratory care at Kalispell Regional Hospital and then as a caregiver for Flathead Industries Community Homes. She enjoyed camping by creeks, crocheting, sewing, and reading. Marlyce will also be remembered for her love of travel. She traveled the country but also took a trip to Sweden in 2004 with her sister Linda where they visited their grandfather’s homestead. She loved spending time with family and, of course, her beloved pets. She was also known for her cooking abilities. She was preceded in death by Frank and Richard; her parents; siblings Eileen Dahl, Jean Dahl, Jack Dahl; and daughter Yvonne “Sis” Gutierrez. Marlyce is survived by her children, Maureen Gylland, Larry (Sandy) Gehrke, Keith (Sue) Gehrke, Kenneth Gehrke, Vicki (Dave) Wirkus, and Dennis Gehrke; a sister, Linda (Steve) Waale; fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marlyce has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.
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