- July 21, 1962 - July 4, 2013
- Rankin, Illinois
of Dee's Passing
- The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to:
Grace Luthern Church
102 S. Johnson St.
Rankin, IL 60960
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Share This Obituary
Message from the Family
Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dee by adding your memories and photos.
Arrangements made by
Anderson Funeral Home
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“Dear Fourez Family -
I want to express my deepest sympathy to your family. Your mom and wife was a very caring person.
Nora - Know that...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Anderson - Paxton, IL
“Jon & family: Sandy & I send our sincere condolences to you and your family on Dee's passing. We remember Dee as a young lady when her parents were...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bob & Sandy Kay - Groveport, OH
“Jon, Jennifer, and Nora,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. This world lost a sweet angel who is now in heaven. As Jill commented, her joy...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lillie Rockwell - Mt. Perry, OH
“Jon, my heart goes out to you and Jennifer and Nora. Dee was truly one of God's angels sharing love and laughter with us. I can hear her laugh...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jill Olinger - Indianapolis, IN
“Jon, Jennifer, and Nora, I am so sorry for your loss. When I think of Dee I always think of her quick wit and love of family. She is gone too soon...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kathie Lanman - Peachtree City, GA
“Dee lived her life with a wonderful sense of humor. I can't think of her without hearing her laugh.
It was always fun to watch her tell a story....Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Catt - The Woodlands, TX
“Jon and family,
I remember meeting your wife at one of our class reunions and she was a wonderful person and you just knew that you and her girls...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lynda (Keen) Meuser
“Jon just wanted to let you know that im praying for you and the girls. God has a plan for all of us and one day we will all be together again.
...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: lorraine (porter) buenting
“I always remember laughing with Dee: she was hysterical.
Once up at Lake Perham in the 70's when the horse flies were biting, she noticed Martha...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Anderson
Dee Ann Fourez, 50, of Rankin, IL., passed away at 9:40 A.M. Thursday July 4, 2013 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
She was born July 21, 1962, in Watseka, IL the daughter of Paul Gehrke and Nora Anne (Dobberfuhl) Gehrke, who preceded her in death.
Dee married Jon A. Fourez on November 30, 1985 in Columbus, OH. He survives in Rankin, IL.
Also surviving are two daughters: Jennifer Dee Fourez and Nora Ann Fourez of Rankin, IL; one brother: Hugh Gehrke of Florida; three sisters: Faye Caner of Columbus, OH, Jan (Roy) Keefer of Gettysburg, PA, and Jill (Brian) Vanhoff of Hilliard, OH; 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, IL.
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.