In Memoriam: Gerald Ihrke OD '64
Gerald Ihrke OD '64 died on December 23, 2019 at the age of 81.
After receiving his doctorate in optometry from Pacific, Ihrke moved to Le Mars, Iowa, to become a partner at an optometry clinic. Ihrke practiced at Le Mars Optometric Clinic until retirement at the age of 62. He also served as the president of the Iowa Optometric Association and served on the boards of Floyd Valley Hospital and Westmar College in Le Mars.
Ihrke is preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Ihrke; his parents, a granddaughter and a brother; Donald Ihrke. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Julie and Kevin Kennedy, Scott and Delana Ihrke and Shelly and Alan Schultz; as well as seven grandchildren and a sister Betty Hoeft.