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Adeline M. (Rausch) Gauerke

January 27, 1930 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 91)


Adeline M. Gauerke, 91, Athens passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022.


She was born January 27, 1930, in the town of Halsey, daughter of the late Nicholas and Mathilda (Luedtke) Rausch.  On September 2, 1950, she married Enos Gauerke in Athens.  He preceded her in death on April 24, 1997.


For many years Adeline was a homemaker and also farmed alongside her husband Enos in the town of Halsey.  She enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat and visiting with friends and family.


Survivors include her sister, Mary Ann Milka, Colorado and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence (Betty Mae) Rausch and a sister Marcella (Joseph) Bergs and a brother-in-law, Elmer Milka.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens.  The Rev. George Graham will preside.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at the church.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at




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January 19, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
417 Caroline Street
Athens, WI 54411

Funeral Mass
January 19, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church (Athens)

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