Ernest Franklin Gericke 1925 - 2012

Ernest Franklin “Frank” Gericke

Ernest Franklin “Frank” Gericke

Ernest Franklin “Frank” Gericke was born August 11, 1925, in San Bernardino, CA, and passed away February 3, 2012, in Cottonwood, AZ. He was a Marine and a WWII veteran who earned a Purple Heart as the result of wounds received in the battle of Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands. He met and married Dorothy Mae Kunath in 1945; they were married 65 years until her death in 2010. They moved to Arizona in 1958 where he worked as a brick mason and masonry contractor until his retirement. He and Dorothy enjoyed 14 years of full-time RV travel before settling in Cottonwood in 2000. He and Dorothy have four children - Lillian (Aaron), Franklin (Nancy), Jonathan (Carol) and Ruth Anne (Joe); 9 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A memorial service for both Frank and Dorothy will be held Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 pm at Bueler Funeral Home, 143 W. Arnold Street, Camp Verde, AZ. A donation may be made to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

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