Joseph D. Gau, age 68 of Bear Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon October 21, 2021 at his home.
Joseph Donald Gau was born January 8, 1953 in Fond du Lac, WI, son to the late Joseph E. & Helen M. (Winter) Gau. He attended L.P. Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac, where he took part in various school plays; later graduating with the class of 1972. Joseph worked at the Neenah Foundry for about eight years, and later worked for Great Northern Corporation, Appleton, for many years. Anyone who knew him, knew about his absolute passion for woodworking. More specifically, 18th century Queen Anne style furniture; he carefully crafted many spectacular desks, chairs, and wardrobes over the years. He was involved with some local groups as well who shared the same passion. Joseph liked to watch the Brewers and Packers play, birdwatching, and his favorite card game, Skip-Bo. He was a talented individual who will be missed and remembered by many people.
Sisters: Rev. Elizabeth (Dennis W. Sr.) Ball, Sierra Madre, CA; Jane (Donald) Kohnke, Fond du Lac; Mary Jean Gau, Fond du Lac; Evelyn Gau, Fond du Lac; & Barbara Kozaczuk, Fond du Lac
Sister-in-law: Young Ock Gau, Fond du Lac
Many nieces & nephews
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kathleen Bays; and a brother, Donald Gau Sr.
Memorial services will be held 12 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, with the Rev. Elizabeth Ball officiating.
Visitation will take place on Monday at the funeral home from 11 AM until the time of service.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.