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Helen Gaul

Helen C. Gaul (Sadler)

Saturday, May 13th, 1933 - Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Helen C. Gaul, 86, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Grand Meadows.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, at Church of the Resurrection, where friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Rev. Tom Heathershaw will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd., Dubuque, where there will be a prayer service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Earlville.

Helen was born May 13, 1933 in Cascade, the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Polfer) Sadler. Helen married Virgil Gaul on February 15, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fillmore. They were married for 61 years. He preceded her in death on November 2, 2019.

Helen and Virgil farmed near Earlville for over 40 years. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville, where she was involved in the St. Joseph’s Guild and choir. She was also a member of Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque, where she volunteered. In her younger years, Helen was employed at Roshek’s and Hartig’s.

Helen and Virgil danced with the Gold Rush square dancing group for 22 years. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. Helen took great pride in the appearance of the farm, and helped with all aspects of their farm operation. She also did the staining and varnishing for Virgil’s woodworking projects. She was an avid gardener, and also enjoyed playing the guitar and accordion.

Helen is survived by her children, Sandy Davidshofer of Peosta, Alan Gaul of Ames, IA, Deb (John) Peters of San Diego, CA, Bev (Mark) Ostrowski of Lakeville, MN, Janeen (Jon) Hucker of Lester Prairie, MN, and Kevin (Erin) Gaul of Pella, IA; 11 grandchildren; three great grandsons; her sisters and in-laws; Irma Sadler of Dubuque, Carolyn Dotterweich of Monticello, Dolores (Eugene) Ginter of Dickeyville, Inez (Leo) Kinsella of Bernard, Edwin Clemen of New Vienna, & Joanne (George) Bergfeld of Peosta.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her son Thomas in infancy; her son in law, Richard Davidshofer; her siblings and in-laws, Raymond Sadler, James Sadler, Andy Dotterweich, & Rose Marie Clemen.

Memorials may be made to the Helen C. Gaul Memorial Fund.

The family would like to thank her friends at Oak Park Place, and the special staff and friends at Grand Meadows for their care of Helen.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F Kennedy Road
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
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    Officiant
    Tom Heathershaw
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Earlville, Iowa
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Margie Saliga(Lansing)

Posted at 06:14pm
Janeen Husker, So sorry for the loss of your parents, and so close together. My deepest sympathy to you & the family. Big Hugs,
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