Charles and Anna Gaukel celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1955
Charles and Anna Gaukel celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1955

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

Niobrara County Library - Charles Matthew Gaukel (October 12, 1883 - May 22, 1959)

Charles Matthew Gaukel (October 12, 1883 - May 22, 1959)

The Lusk Herald
May 28, 1959

Charles Gaukel Dies Here Friday

Charles M. Gaukel, 75, of Keeline, died Friday afternoon at the Spencer Hospital. He had suffered a heart attack while boating on Glendo Reservoir May 10. Rosary services were held Monday at 7:00 p.m. from Peet Chapel and Requiem Mass was sung Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from St. Leo's Catholic Church. Father M. J. McBrian officiated. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Burt Jones, Kenneth Hughes, Louis Bowen, Jim Smith, Edwin Tschacher and Leo Heins.

Charles Matthew Gaukel was born Oct. 12, 1883 in Chicago, the son of Minrad and Marie Mouthe Gaukel. At 7 he moved with his parents to Burwell, Neb.

He and Anna Amelia Deafenbaugh were married in 1905. In 1908 they moved to Weaubleau, Mo., where they lived until the spring of 1912 at which time they moved back to Burwell. They came to Wyoming and homesteaded at Jireh in 1914, where they have since made their home.

Survivors include his widow; nine children: Emery Gaukel, Mrs. Ruby Nelson, Keeline; Mrs. Anna Nelson, Lance Creek; Allan Gaukel, Twin Falls, Ida.; Mrs. Marie Sperry, Paul, Ida.; Mrs. Marjie Patten, Ft. Morgan, Colo.; Clarence Gaukel, Denver; Mrs. Dorothy Hipsley, Dearborn, Mich.; Charles H. Gaukel, Thermopolis; three brothers: Tom, Centralia, Wash.; Frank, Bairoil, Wyo.; Bill, Burwell, Neb.; two sisters: Mrs. Tillie Seaman, Paradise, Cal.; Mrs. Ellen Frost, Atkinson, Neb.; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His parents, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren previously died.

Out-of-town relatives here for the services were Mrs. and Mrs. Clarence Gaukel and family, Denver; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gaukel, Twin Falls, Ida.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sperry and Kathy, Paul, Ida.; Mrs. Mario Dalry, Rupert, Ida.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Gaukel and family, Thermopolis; Mr. and Mrs. James Patten and family, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hipsley, Dearborn, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gaukel, Centralia, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Michael, Bairoil; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gaukel, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Udell, Mrs. Antone Schneider, Mrs. Don Wilson, Burwell, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Harley Seaman, Paradise, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Frost, Atkinson, Nebr.; Harry Gaukel, Sargent, Nebr.; Dr. Leo Gaukel, Onawa, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Joy and family, Ely, Nev.; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Munari and son, Laramie; Mrs. Marjorie Deafenbaugh, Fred Deafenbaugh, Lowry City, Mo.; Bonnie Deafenbaugh, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. O. W. Henderson, Iola, Kan.; Mrs. Lloyd Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baker and family, Rapid City; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Higgins, Williston, N.D.

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