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Mary Louise Gaetke
  • Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church
    3075 Bees Ferry Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Dear Joan,Thinking of you in the recent loss of your daughter. My deepest sympathies.Janice Henleykpibq ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Janicce Henleyhr - Goose Creek, SC

“My family sends their sincere condolences to Mrs. Gaetke , Mark , Jeff and Tommy. I grew up in Parkdale and Holy Comforter Lutheran Church with the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Skeeter Jutzeler - Friend

“Dear Mrs. Gaetke and Family,We are sad to hear of Mary's passing. She was a sweet, gentle soul who seemed to enjoy taking walks around the...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: The Jackson Family - Neighbor

“I grew up in the Parkdale subdivision, and Mary has been a fixture here so long, since she was a little girl. She was such a cute and loving girl,...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: John F Gray - Charleston, SC

“Dear Joan, Jeff and Tom,I am so sorry to hear about Mary. What a beautiful Child of God she was. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Campmeeting....Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Margaret Westbury - SC

“Mark, Sincerest condolences on your loss. I enjoyed our years at NCHS and have the utmost respect for you as a coach and a teacher, my friend....Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: David Colwell - Lenoir, NC

“Joan, & Family, so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. God Bless You & Family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: jean morris - Friend

“Joan I am so sorry to hear of Marys passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. God bless you and your family. ...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Genie C. Whetsell - Friend

“Jeff, Tommy and Mark;Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of Mary. I remember the earlier days more than later but know how much love...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Wieters - Charleston, SC

“Mark, Sincerest condolences on your loss. I enjoyed our years at NCHS and have the utmost respect for you as a coach and a teacher, my friend....Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: David Colwell - Lenoir, NC

“I am so sorry to hear Mary passed away. Her mom, Joan, is an active volunteer in many areas and would bring Mary to different activities and events....Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Toni Smallwood - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Joan, I am so sorry to hear that Mary passed away. My sincere condolences are sent to you and your family and may God rest his hands on you today and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Nell Crenshaw - Charleston, SC


Mary Louise Gaetke, 57, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Friday, July 17, 2020. Her private cryptside service will be held in Live Oak Memorial Gardens 3093 Ashley River Road. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR., INC. WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Mary was born June 4, 1963 in Salisbury, North Carolina, daughter of the late Theodore Gaetke and Joan Swanson Gaetke. She was a member of Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church and enjoyed her travels to Alaska, Sweden, and the Bahamas. Mary's favorite hobby was playing catch with her brothers.

She is survived by her mother, Joan Gaetke of Charleston; three brothers, Jeffrey Harold Gaetke (Cindy) and Thomas Lee Gaetke both of Charleston and Mark Theodore Gaetke (Brenda) of North Charleston; two nieces, Kristen Gaetke and Shannon Gaetke; and a nephew, Nicholas Gaetke.

Memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3075 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414.