Elmer Gau

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Elmer Gau


Birth: July 10, 1917
Death: June 26, 1992
Age: 74


spouse of Marie



Elmer M. Gau, 74, of Fond du Lac, formerly of Oakfield, died Friday, June 26, 1992, at his home.

He was born July 10, 1917, in St. Cloud, a son of Joseph and Frances Kraus Gau.  On April 15, 1947, he married Marie L. Koenigs at St. John’s Church in Johnsburg.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Oakfield, and served as an usher, lay minister and a member of its Holy Name Society.

Mr. Gau was a member of the Oakfield Senior Center, a volunteer for the Fond du Lac County Nutrition Program and a member of the Tuba Dan Dance Club.

He and his wife owned and operated a family farm in the Oakfield Area for 35 years.  Mr. Gau also was a construction worker for 20 years, and retired from Mercury marine in 1985 after 17 years of employment.  He was a member of Lodge 1947 and the Retirees Club.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Joan Gau of Fond du Lac, Capt.  Rose Marie Vickery of the U.S. Air Force and her husband Peter of Altus, Okla., Mary F. Gau and her husband Kevin Wolf of Chicago, and Carol Cantrall and her husband Rick of Waukesha; one son, Jerry and his wife Carrie of Johnsburg; three grandchildren, Pamela, Christopher and Tyler Gau at home in Johnsburg; four brothers, including his twin, Arthur of Mount Calvary, Melvin and his wife Cleo, and Bernard and his wife Delores, all of Fond du Lac, and John Gau O.F.M. Cap. Of Marathon; four sisters, Margaret Sippel of West Bend, Florence Lefeber and her husband Roy of Mount Calvary, Mary Enjejan of Fond du Lac, and Cecelia Schmitz and her husband Lester of Plymouth; and one sister-in-law, Helen Gau of Fond du Lac.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Joe.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. James Church, Oakfield, with the Rev. Donald Zerkel officiating.  Burial will be Tuesday at Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield.

Visitation is from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Zacherl Funeral Home, and from 6:30 p.m. to the time of services at the church.

Memorials in his name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

28 Jun 1992, Sunday,     Page 28


Siblings:  Margaret, Arthur, Elmer, Melvin, Florence, Mary Anna, Joseph, Cecelia, Bernard, John


Avoca Cemetery – Oakfield, WI

Headstone Location:
Row 647