He was born on December 5, 1936 in Yorktown to Marcellus F. Gohlke and Edna (Stoever) Gohlke. He married Lola A. Bingham in October of 1960. He worked in the commercial fishing industry and at Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital as maintenance supervisor. Frank served in the Army National Guard as a Tank Specialist. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Runge.
Survivors include his wife, Lola A. (Bingham) Gohlke; step-sons, Wayne (Tammy) Hillman of Gonzales, Randy (Cindy) Hillman of Big Spring, Texas and Dwayne Hillman of Gonzales, Texas; brothers, Dr. Marvin Gohlke of Kerrville, Texas and Wilbert Gohlke of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Allen Gohlke; brothers, Dennis, LeRoy and Aldo; and sister, Adeline Boehl.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Runge with Pastor Jonathon Waller officiating. Interment followed in the Runge City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sterling Hillman, Marvin Gohlke Jr., Blake Hillman, Matthew Hillman, Warren Gohlke and Danny Gohlke. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Runge. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.