Beverly T. Gebhardt, 69, of Wausau, passed away on December 25, 2020.
Beverly (Bev) was born in Wausau on November 16, 1951 to the late Milton and Dauhna May (Goetsch) Walker. She was a proud graduate of Purdue University, where she worked hard and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Bev worked as a nurse in Madison but spent most of her professional career caring for residents at Wausau Manor. She met her husband of over 30 years, Mark Gebhardt, at First English Lutheran Church. Bev was what some would call a “crazy cat lady”. She enjoyed bird watching and fishing and was a faithful member at Bethany Baptist Church. Known as “Cookie Bev” by her grandchildren, she never missed an opportunity to spoil the little ones with treats. We will all miss her dearly. Bev is preceded in death by her brother Jesse Walker and is survived by her husband, Mark Gebhardt; sons, Peter (Katie) Gebhardt and Michael (Joanna) Gebhardt; grandchildren, Hannah and Claire Gebhardt; brother-in-law, John (Sue) Gebhardt; and sister-in-laws, Kay (David) Durkee and Anne Beckman.
A visitation will be held Monday, January 4, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. A private funeral will follow. Bev will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, Subic Bay Orphanage, 6601 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI 54476.
Beverly’s family wants to express deep gratitude to Robert and Sarah Leafblad, Linda and Gary Bessette, and the rest of her church family at Bethany Baptist for their love and care of Bev.
Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family.