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David V. Gaerke, 57

July 19, 2013

David V. Gaerke, 57, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home. He was born on March 27, 1956, in Coldwater, to the late Leonard Gaerke and Lillian (Will) Gaerke-Homan, who survives in Coldwater.

On May 19, 1979, he married Cindy L. (Bender) in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carthagena, and she survives in Coldwater.

He is also survived by three children, Jeremiah Lee and Elizabeth (Hondorf) Gaerke of West Chester, Ryan David and Melissa May (Lai) Gaerke of Maineville, and Melissa Marie and Patrick Luthman of McCartyville; four grandchildren; five brothers; two sisters; two stepsisters; three stepbrothers; mother-in-law, Irene (Wenning) Bender of St. Henry; 12 in-laws.

He was also preceded in death by a sister; a stepfather, Cletus Homan; father-in-law, Ed Bender; and a sister-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church.

Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Coldwater.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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