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Virgil Gaul

Virgil Gaul

Thursday, April 26th, 1934 - Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Virgil L. Gaul, 85, of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Grand Meadows.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, at Church of the Resurrection, where friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Rev. Philip Gibbs will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 8, 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 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Earlville, where military honors will be accorded.

Virgil was born on the 26th of April, 1934 in Luxemburg, IA, the son of Alphonse and Regina (Fangmann) Gaul. He graduated from Holy Cross High School with the class of 1952. Virgil served in the U.S. Army as a radar operator from 1955-1957, and following his honorable discharge, served in the Army Reserves. Virgil married Helen Sadler on February 15, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fillmore.

Virgil farmed near Earlville for over 40 years, until his retirement. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, a Trustee and sang in the choir. He was also a member of Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque.

Virgil and Helen danced with the Gold Rush square dancing group for 22 years. He enjoyed woodworking, and could fix anything. He loved family get-togethers and ice cream.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Helen; his 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; his brothers, Marvin Gaul of Holy Cross and Jerry (Joan) Gaul of Farley; and his in-laws, Richard Hermsen of Edgewood and Dolores Gaul of Epworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Thomas in infancy; his son in law, Richard Davidshofer; his siblings; Eldon Gaul, Eileen Hermsen, Lawrence Gaul, Laura Meyer, and Leander Gaul; in-laws; Germaine Gaul, Helen P. Gaul, Ralph Meyer.

Memorials may be made to the Virgil Gaul Memorial Fund.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oak Park Place and Grand Meadows for their care of Virgil.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
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    Officiant
    Rev. Phil Gibbs
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    St, Joseph Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Earlville

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