Sherwood (Oregon) Valley News, 3 September 1931, page 1, column 3
Simon C. Gerke
Simon C. Gerke, 68, died suddenly at his home in this city Saturday, August 29. Heart disease was the cause of death.
Funeral services were held from Hollingsworth & Son’s chapel in Newberg, Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in Newberg cemetery.
Simon C. Gerke was born in Freeport, Stevenson County, Illinois, September 14, 1862. Came to Oregon in 1927 and to Sherwood in December, 1930.
He leaves his widow, Katherin Gerke, at the Sherwood home. He also leaves two sons, Donald of Long Prairie, Minesota, and Samuel of Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. Otto Wittke of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Bertha Seiler of Chicago; Mrs. Fred W. Wittke, and Mrs. Ruby Robbin, of Milwaukee, Wis.