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Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX

OBITUARY

Mattie Pearl Gerke

August 11, 1918June 17, 2019
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Mattie Pearl Gerke, 100, passed away peacefully Monday, June 17 at her home in Bryan.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Kurten Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mattie was born August 11, 1918 at the family home in Edge the daughter of James H. and Oma Bell (Duncan) Murphy. She was a formidable lady and a wonderful character, known for her hard working ethics. Mattie was one of the founding members of Northview Baptist Church.

Mattie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emanuel Gerke; brothers, Garland and Raymond Murphy; sister, Viola Harlan; and son-in-law, Joe Krolczyk.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Cindy Gerke; daughter, Nancy Krolczyk; sisters, Ella Mae Thomas and Billie Walcott; grandsons, Kevin Krolczyk and his wife Abbie, Ian Gerke, Rory Gerke and his wife Kaitlin; great-grandsons, Dudley and Will Krolczyk.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles & Cindy Gerke, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Nancy Krolczyk, Daughter
  • Ella Mae Thomas, Sister
  • Billie Walcott, Sister
  • Kevin & Abbie Krolczyk, Grandson & Spouse
  • Ian Gerke, Grandson
  • Rory & Kaitlin Gerke, Grandson & Spouse
  • Dudley Krolczyk, Great-Grandson
  • Will Krolczyk, Great-Grandson
  • James H. Murphy, Father
  • Oma Bell Duncan, Mother
  • Emanuel Gerke, Husband
  • Garland Murphy, Brother
  • Raymond Murphy, Brother
  • Viola Harlan, Sister
  • Joe Krolczyk, Son-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rick Britten
  • Ian Gerke
  • Rory Gerke
  • Henry Huff
  • Dudley Krolczyk
  • Will Krolczyk

Services

  • VISITATION Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, June 20, 2019

Memories

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Rhonda Garrett

June 19, 2019

What a wonderful woman. John worked for her many years ago, before Manuel died. She was such a hard worker, she said many times that "idle hands are the devils workshop" and that if a little boy wasn't messing up anything then he wasn't doing anything. She holds a special place in my life and heart.

Alice Freeland

June 19, 2019

Am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Gerke's passing - my prayers for the family. She was a force to be reckoned with, and loved and cherished by all who knew her. Every time I saw her, she always made me smile, and I will always have cherished memories of her.

Joanna Carver

June 19, 2019

I was always moved by her love and compassion towards me, her granddaughter, Callie Gerke, and her great grandson, Auden Emanuel Gerke. She was an inspiration and amazing woman.

Jennifer Fore

June 19, 2019

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Gerke. She was so kind to Callie and Auden Emmanuel. I know she will be greatly missed. The sweet memories Callie has shared are treasures of her grandmother. What a precious legacy.

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Biography

Mattie Pearl Gerke, 100, passed away peacefully Monday, June 17 at her home in Bryan.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Kurten Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mattie was born August 11, 1918 at the family home in Edge the daughter of James H. and Oma Bell (Duncan) Murphy. She was a formidable lady and a wonderful character, known for her hard working ethics. Mattie was one of the founding members of Northview Baptist Church.

Mattie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emanuel Gerke; brothers, Garland and Raymond Murphy; sister, Viola Harlan; and son-in-law, Joe Krolczyk.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Cindy Gerke; daughter, Nancy Krolczyk; sisters, Ella Mae Thomas and Billie Walcott; grandsons, Kevin Krolczyk and his wife Abbie, Ian Gerke, Rory Gerke and his wife Kaitlin; great-grandsons, Dudley and Will Krolczyk.