Carl R. Gause Jr.

Born: Mon., Jul. 27, 1931
Died: Sat., Aug. 1, 2015


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 07, 2015


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MR. CARL R. GAUSE JR., AGE 84

Mr. Carl R. Gause Jr., age 84, of Annapolis, IL, died Saturday August 1, 2015 at Heritage Health Care, Robinson, IL, following a battle with cancer.

Born July 27, 1931 in Tarpon Springs, FL, the son of Carl Rhuben and Anita Virginia (Whiddin) Gause.  Mr. Gause married Sammie L. (Kent), and they later divorced.

Mr. Gause was a member of the Cumberland Grove Presbyterian Church, rural Annapolis, IL; a Master Mason; 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shrine.  He enjoyed raising a large garden and giving the majority of the produce to neighbors and friends.  In a different vein, Carl was an author, having authored four books on genealogy, primarily about the Gause family and its descendants. Carl also raised wild turkeys to be released back into the wild.      

Survivors include sons, Carl Rhuben Gause III, Lakeland Florida; Edwin Kent Gause, New Port Richey, FL; daughters, Gwen Marie Shivley, Elfers, FL; Rebecca Anne Hunziker, Denver CO; fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister Harriet Ann Afeld; a daughter Martha Elton Scherer and aunt Grace Klinefeld.

There will be a graveside funeral service on Friday August 7, 2015 2:00 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL with Bro. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating.  There will be a brief visitation and viewing prior to services at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for crippled children with envelopes available at the graveside service.

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