Ferdinand R. Gehrke Jr., age 91, of Woodruff, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Howard Young Medical Center. He was born on August 19, 1927, the son of Ferdinand and Myra (nee Olson) Gehrke Sr. Ferd was a member of the VFW Post 7898 – Woodruff and a member of the Woodruff Fire Department for 56 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ferd is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Verna Goode; brother, Warren; brother-in-law, William Goode Sr. and nephew, William Goode Jr. He is survived by his brother, Lyle (Marilyn) Gehrke of Woodruff; niece, Kathryn Ryden of Hazelhurst and nephews, Lyle Richard Gehrke of Manitowish Waters and Randy and Ferd Goode of Arbor Vitae. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodruff.