The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 7, 2013

Dee Ann Fourez


RANKIN — Dee Ann Fourez, 50, of Rankin, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born July 21, 1962, in Watseka, the daughter of Paul Gehrke and Nora Anne (Dobberfuhl) Gehrke, who preceded her in death.

Dee married Jon A. Fourez on Nov. 30, 1985, in Columbus, Ohio. He survives in Rankin.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Dee Fourez and Nora Ann Fourez of Rankin; one brother, Hugh Gehrke of Florida; three sisters, Faye Caner of Columbus, Ohio, Jan (Roy) Keefer of Gettysburg, Pa., and Jill (Brian) Vanhoff of Hilliard, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Dee received her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1984 from Capital University in Ohio. She later worked at the Gifford State Bank as a compliance officer. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Rankin.

Dee lived her life well, loving her husband and children. She was a kind and thoughtful person. Dee enjoyed helping at the I & I Tractor Club with her husband and friends. She also enjoyed working with all her many friends at the Gifford State Bank. Dee’s greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family. She will be missed immeasurably.

Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Grace Lutheran Church, 102 S. Johnson St., Rankin, with Pastor Jennifer Hartwig-Brown officiating. Burial will follow services at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 102 S. Johnson St., Rankin, IL 60960 or St. Louis Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO 63110-1002.

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