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William Gauger

William C. "Bill" Gauger

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Obituary

William “Bill” C. Gauger was called to join his wife Marlene in their eternal resting place on Wednesday, April 28. 2021 at the age of 78. Bill was born on October 24th, 1942 in Milwaukee to Alvin Charles Gauger and Pearl (Kiehnau). He grew up in Rockfield being the second of three boys.

Bill graduated from Germantown High School in 1961. After dating his future bride Marlene (Kannenberg) they were married on August 25th, 1962. In April of 1963 he began a long career as a forklift operator at Mercury Marine. He started at the Cedarburg plant and eventually transferred to the facility in Fond Du Lac when the Cedarburg plant closed. Upon his retirement they enjoyed taking cruises to Hawaii and Alaska.

Bill and Marlene were blessed with two daughters and liked to take them on trips in their camper around Wisconsin. He enjoyed playing bocce ball on summer days and spending time gathered for a meal with family and friends. His love of cards was matched only by his mother where he picked up a skill that few could contest. You would find him often playing sheepshead or cribbage most times at the Jackson Community Center and VFW hall in West Bend with his friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Marlene, his parents Alvin and Pearl Gauger and his brother David.

Bill is survived by his children, LeAnn (Gary) Woltersdorf, Lila (Thom) Johnson; grandchildren Nycole (Andy) Schneider, Tripp (Sam) Woltersdorf, Mitchell and Tatum Johnson along with his great-granddaughter Riley Schneider and brother Charles (Judy) Gauger.

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” (Isaiah 40:31)

A Funeral Service will be at 11:00AM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church (777 S. Indiana Ave. West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor Robert Hein and Richard Lauersdorf presiding. Livestream of the service will be at 11:00AM at www.goodshepherdwels.org/funeral. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, May 4th from 9:30AM until 10:45AM. Interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

Thank you to all the staff at Jackson Crossings and caregivers from Brigton Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    When
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 9:30am - 10:45am
    Location
    Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church
    Address
    777 S. Indiana Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church
    Address
    777 S. Indiana Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Robert Hein
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Richard Lauersdorf
  • Interment

    Location
    Washington County Memorial Park
    Address
    Address Not Available
    West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
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Jane L Boesch

Posted at 05:47pm
Sending my condolences to the family of Bill. I Have fond memories always enjoyed playing sheepshead with Marlene and Bill. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you his comfort and peace♥️🙏 With love, Jane Boesch, I am daughter of Albert Kannenberg, cousin of Marlene
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Posted at 09:51am
We are so sorry for your loss, Lila. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you very much!
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Barbara, Linda, Sharon, Bill, Lori, Greg, Diane ,

Posted at 09:38am
With much love and prayers for your family...We loved Bill so much and have so many precious memories....
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