Michael ‘Mike’ Gwerder
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Memorial services will be next week for Michael “Mike” Gwerder, 76, a lifelong Tracy resident, who died Feb. 20 in Hughson at Alexander Cohen Hospice House.

Mr. Gwerder was born Oct. 18, 1937, in Stockton and was raised in Tracy. He worked 35 years as a heavy-equipment operator for Robal Construction of Los Banos. He also worked several years for Hayes Trucking Co. of Tracy and as an independent hay hauler.

Survivors include five children, Brenda Hoot, and her husband, Ray, of Manteca, John Gwerder, and his wife, Diane, of Sacramento, Michael Gwerder Jr. of Banta, Judy Grissom of Manteca and Toby Gwerder of Tracy; a brother, Joseph Gwerder, and his wife, Dolly, of Tracy; a sister, Rosemary Redgate of Colorado; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were two siblings, Anton Gwerder Jr. and Verna Serrano.

Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Contributions in Mr. Gwerder’s name may be sent to American Lung Association of California, 424 Pendleton Way, Oakland, CA, 94621.

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