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Dolores Elaine Gocke

    Dolores Elaine Gocke, age 94 of York, NE died on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at York. She was born on November 23, 1929 to Adolph and Martha (Behrens) Brackhan in Waco, NE.  On February 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Lindell R. Gocke at Waco.

    Dolores was a homemaker and daycare provider. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Waco, where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed growing flowers, crocheting, and needle work.

    She is survived by her sons Stan (Delaine) Gocke of York, Dean (Jackie) Gocke of Seward, NE, and Brian (Trudy) Gocke of York, daughter Carol Gocke of York, six grandchildren Steve (Sheryl) Gocke of Omaha, NE, Shannon (Tina) Gocke of York, Dawn (Craig) Nienhueser of Benedict, NE, Curtis (Tahlia) Gocke of Plattsmouth, NE, Dalton Gocke of Seward, NE, Kayla (John) Shook of Lincoln, NE, 14 great grandchildren Mitchell Gocke, Schuyler (Cheyanne) Gocke, Preston Gocke, Gunnar Anderson, Cassidy Anderson, Bailey Gocke, Harrison Gocke, Amelia Gocke, Hadley Gocke, Austin Nienhueser, Addison Nienhueser, Nadia Shook, Calvin Shook, Elijah Shook, brother Allen (Sharon) Brackhan of York, and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Patricia, and sister Norma.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, south of Waco with the Reverend Matthew Mau officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1-8 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6-7 p.m. that evening, all at Metz Mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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