Bernice Gouker


Bernice Gouker, age 83, of Michigan, formerly of Oregon, went home to be with her Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Bernice was born on Sept. 218, 1937 in Oregon to Lambert and Edna (Berger) Boomgarden and married Robert Gouker in 1956 in Oregon.

Bernice and Robert spent many years wintering in Florida and have fond memories of time spent there. Bernice had been a cook in the Illinois School Systems for many years and had been a dining center manager for Stronghold Presbyterian Camp. She was an avid reader, great cook, and loved crafting, traveling and card games. Bernice’s faith was an important part of her life and she had been a lifetime member of the Oregon Presbyterian Church and attended St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Florida. She cherished her grandchildren and took great pride in spoiling them.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Tom) Leiter of Michigan; daughter-in-law Virginia Gouker of Chana; grandchildren Emma Leiter and Sarah (Dan) Olree of Michigan, and Stacy (Bryan) Scheffler of Mount Morris; great-grandchild Riley Olree; and many special friends and family including nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and son, Scott Gouker.