Lillian Mika Gehrke, 92, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at JourneyCare in Barrington.
She was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Chicago to Frank and Mary (Jurczinski) Mika.
Lillian enjoyed needlepoint, cross-stitch, and sewing as well as gardening, bicycling, and walking. She was a devout member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her three sons, Chriss Patrick, Melvin C. (Cynthia) Gehrke Jr., and Steven J. (Debra) Gehrke; her son-in-law, Christopher Pietrzak; her grandchildren, Steven (Olivia), Jackelyn (Jeff), Colton, Dustin (Jasmin), Larissa, and Lynsie; and her six great-grandchildren, Connor, Eliot, Aubree, Ingrid, Alma, and James.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C. Gehrke Sr. (May 17, 2010); her daughter, Lorelee L. Pietrzak (Feb. 17, 2017); and her brother, Henry (Feb. 21, 2022).
A visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., in Woodstock. On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, the funeral will be held at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Crystal Lake Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 272 King St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014