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Honor Mission
Wilfred Frederick Gehrke, Veteran
Wausau, Wisconsin – 06-20-19


Wilfred Frederick Gehrke, 97, of Wausau, passed on Friday, June 14, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Wilfred was born in the Town of Easton on February 15, 1922 to the late Carl and Louise Gehrke. Wilfred served his country honorably as a Technical Sergeant First-Class, Company B, 3139 Signal Service Battalion in the United States Army during WWII. He was stationed at the US Headquarters in Frankfort, Germany, where he worked alongside General Dwight D. Eisenhower, assigned to lead a unit, and directed troops where to move in the European Theater. His unit received two Army Distinguished Unit Citation Awards. In addition, Wilfred earned the WWII Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal.

Staging Time: 3:00 PM

Helke Funeral Home
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

No Ride Captain available.
Contact State Captain John Curran with questions

Special Instructions:

Staging 3:00 p.m.
Visitation 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 06-22-19
Staging Time: 08:00 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church – Stewart
501 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Jerry Beiersdorf

Special Instructions:

Staging 8:00 a.m.
Visitation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Service follows escort to burial at Restlawn Memorial Park with full military honors.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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