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Gerald Keith Wilck

November 5, 1935 ~ August 16, 2019 (age 83)


Gerald K. Wilck



Gerald Keith Wilck, age 83, of Hammond, entered into the gates of heaven on Friday, August 16, 2019.

 He is survived by one son, Gerald (Rita) Wilck Jr.; grandson, Steven Wilck; two step grandchildren: David Cook and Laurie Shea; two great grandchildren: Hannah and Jackson Wilck; brother, Raymond (Hanne) Wilck; two sisters: Pamela Wilck Jones and Linda Wilck Egan; care giver and friend, Susan Sabin; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and beloved dog, Cindy.

 Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Barbara M. Wilck; sister, Ann (John) Petchul; brother, Carl Wilck; parents, Melvin and Elsie Wilck.

 Friends are invited to meet with the family for a time of visitation on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville). Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10 a.m. with Father John P. Kowalczyk officiating followed by burial at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.

  Gerald was a native of Humboldt, South Dakota and was a resident of Dolton and Hammond. He was retired from the railroad as an engineer. He was a member of the Piscateers in Dolton and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing dice. Gerald was a fan of the Chicago Bears and Cubs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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August 20, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home
7042 Kennedy Ave.
Hammond, IN 46323

Funeral Service
August 21, 2019

10:00 AM
Bocken Funeral Home
7042 Kennedy Ave.
Hammond, IN 46323

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