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Wilford G. Gebauer

Wilford G. Gebauer, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, was called home Tuesday morning (November 26, 2013) at Ministry-Door County Medical Center.

He was born December 26, 1924 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late George and Regina (Theisen) Gebauer. Wilford graduated from Algoma High School with the class of 1942. Following graduation he worked on his family homestead in Forestville and at Algoma Plywood.

On June 7, 1947 he married Verna Vander Kinter at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kewaunee. They lived on the family farm in Forestville, started by his great grandfather, Anton Theisen. He operated the dairy farm and worked at Algoma Plywood. He began working for DHIA, a milk sampling company, in 1969. In 1984 he and Verna moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he worked as caretaker until they returned to Sturgeon Bay in 1992. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Forestville, and presently was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay since 1992. Wilford was a kind and caring husband to his wife, Verna. He was very active at his church and was familiar to many as the person behind morning coffee prep at church. He was a member of the Forestville American Legion and Honor Guard. Wilford was privileged to fly on the WWII Honor Flights to see the memorial in Washington D.C.

Survivors include his dear wife, Verna; four children, Robert (Julie) Gebauer of Sturgeon Bay, Leola Gebauer of Sturgeon Bay, Daniel (Melanie) Gebauer of Sun Prairie, Craig (Kim) Gebauer of Whitefish Bay; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eunice Siebert of Kewaunee.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five year old sister, Leola; brothers and sister-in-law, Norbert (Olga) Vander Kinter, Joseph Wierer.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday (November 29, 2013) at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. Nathan Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services at 4:00 p.m.

Military honors will be provided at the church following the service.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Huehns Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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