Paul Darwin Gehkre of Winona, passed away Feb. 25th 2018

Paul Darwin Gehkre of Winona, passed away Feb. 25th 2018 at Gundersen Health Care Center in Lacrosse Wis., after a year long battle with cancer. Interment will be at home Cemetery at a later date. Paul was born at Sleepy Eye Hospital Dec. 10th 1950 to Darwin and Bernice (Clark) Gehrke. Paul was a 1969 graduate of Sleepy Eye Public School. Following graduation Paul enlisted in the military and served two years in the Army. After his discharge he worked in Branson Mo., and Appleton, Wis., and Winona. Paul is survived by his sisters: Linda (Robert) Schroepfer, Connie (Bill) Baumann of Bemidji; brothers: Dave (Rita) of Kenyon, Gerald (Nancy) of Glenwood, Jim (Jolene) of Northfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gary on Jan. 14th 2018.