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Virginia J. Gehrke

Died: Saturday, October 06, 2012
Age: 87
Virginia J. Gehrke, 87, Lake Geneva, formerly of Genoa City, died Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 2012, at Geneva Lake Manor. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Ill. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Marengo, Ill. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home in Genoa City. For online guestbook, go to haaselockwoodfhs.com.

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