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Gohr, LCDR. Kenneth E.

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May 24, 1934 - June 10, 2011

Gohr, LCDR. Kenneth E.

LCDR. Kenneth E. Gohr of Saginaw passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011 at North Hills Hospital at the age of 77 years old. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Peggy; sisters, Ruth Barnes (Rick), Marilyn Bennett (Denes); daughters, Deb Shapiro (Michael), Lisa Schober, Lori Bridgeman (Marc) and Lisa Foster (Jason); grandchildren, Tom Schober, Hannah and Kiah Shapiro, Mykole, Jeremy and Marcus Bridgeman, and Katie and Ryan Foster and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a 1956 graduate of Carthage College. Ken served 20 years in the United States Navy and was a pastor with ELCA Lutheran Church. He also served as a chaplain in Vietnam. He was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Hurst serving in the choir and as a liturgist. Ken spent his entire life selflessly serving others. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. His cremains will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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George Komechak

June 24, 2011 2:12PM

Rest in peace, Ken. Tennis playing friend.

George Komechak

June 24, 2011 1:55PM

Tennis playing friend

Richard Dokmo

June 20, 2011 10:43PM

Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Knew him in College. He was a senior when I was a freshman. Had great leadership skills and always highly thought of. You have our sympathy for your loss. Rich

Phil and Beverly Britton

June 20, 2011 4:19PM

Dear Mrs. Gohr,
We symapthize with you over the loss of a very special person in your life and the lives of many.

May God hold you close to Him during this dark valley in you life and all the days to come.
Phil and Beverly Britton
(Saint Andrew Lutheran Church)

Jeff Appleman

June 18, 2011 4:37PM

My deepest sympathies, and condolences, to your family, in this time of great loss and sorrow.
Ken was a fine and selfless man, and his memories will live on in your hearts.
I wish you peace, and comfort in these difficult times.

Donna Fitch

June 17, 2011 5:50PM

I really will miss Pastor Gohr's presence in choir and as a liturgist at St. Andrew. My prayers are for his family and friends in their time of grief.

Bob Bardo

June 17, 2011 12:29PM

Ken was a hero for all of us to look up to, and we knew it as soon as he came to St. Andrew Lutheran Church after retirement. His service to our country and his service to his fellow man has always been outstanding. I will greatly miss talking with him every Sunday, serving with him, and seeing his smile. My deepest sympathies to Peggy, his daughters, and his family.

Lori Cassara

June 17, 2011 8:53AM

Peg sorry to hear about Ken. You have my sympty and are in my prayers.


Ruth Barnes nee. Gohr

June 16, 2011 11:28AM

Ken was always a good big brother and always set an example to me of goodness; of being good in the world. When he went to Viet Nam during the war I prayed every day for his safety. In our later years we lived far apart but I always felt close to him no matter how far away our lives led us. One of my earliest memories of him was when I was about 4 or 5 and he was going out on a date. I begged him to take me along! Finally he relented and picked me up and carried me to the back porch and we just stood there looking at the moon. "You can't come with me but I just brought you as far as the moon", he told me. Then he took me back inside. I will miss having a big brother. He couldn't tease me enough!

Judy & Larry Austin

June 16, 2011 12:15AM

We are so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers. Ken was a wonderful man. Judy and Larry