Joan  Gurke

Obituary of Joan Marie Gurke

Joan died peacefully at her daughter’s home in the loving presence of her family.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob Gurke Sr in 2002.


She is survived by her children Linda (Matt) Diasio, Robert (Carolyn) Gurke Jr, Barb (Duane) Johnson, James (Lisa) Gurke, and her sister Marilyn (Dennis) Huels.

Joan has seven grandchildren, Marcy, Tony, Steven, Laura,  Andrea, Alicia, Carly, and two great grandchildren, Nick and Emily.

Joan grew up in Bensenville, Illinois, raised her family in Roselle, and enjoyed retirement in Oxford Wisconsin. After the passing of her husband she moved to Downers Grove, where she lived an independent and productive life.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be so beautifully remembered.


Private family services were held for Joan Gurke. Arrangements entrusted to Fred C. Dames Funeral Home.  


For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Joan
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet