Florence P. Goracke, 91, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at St. Mary’s Community Hospital in Nebraska City. (She was a resident of Morton House in Nebraska City at the time of her death.)
Florence was born on July 31, 1921 in Atchison County, Mo., to Ira T. and Bessie L. (Choate) Dovel. She married Martin F. Goracke on Aug. 1, 1939 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hamburg.
Florence was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hamburg and the Altar Society. She also belonged to the Good Neighbor Club.
She is survived by husband Martin Goracke of Hamburg (now residing at Morton House in Nebraska City); children Lawrence M. Goracke and wife Charlene Kay of Butler, Ohio, and Lois Ann Goracke and husband Rick Goode of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; siblings Murilla Giittinger and husband Marvin of Nebraska City, Murl Dovel and wife Shirley of Hamburg, and Helen Beccard of Nebraska City; sisters-in-law Linda Dovel of Red Oak and Irene Krontz of Adams, Neb.; brothers-in-law Wayne Rice of Atlantic and Leonard Goracke of Tecumseh, Neb.; other family and friends.
She was preceded by stillborn son Frank Goracke; sister Marie Rice; brothers Thomas Dovel and John Dovel; two grandsons and brothers-in-law Robert, Paul and Clemence Goracke.
A funeral Mass was held June 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hamburg with Fr. Vernon Smith officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery at rural Hamburg.
Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hamburg.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.