Gaulke, Enola Mae

Posted: Wed 5:30 PM, Dec 26, 2012
Funeral Home: Helke
Enola Mae Gaulke, 91, of Wausau, passed away on Wednesday, December 26,
2012, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born to Monroe and Olive (Fowles)
Ross on June 28, 1921, in Oconto Falls. Enola attended Marathon County
Normal School and Wausau Junior and Senior High Schools. She married Harold
H. Gaulke in Waukon, Iowa on November 23, 1940.
Enola will be remembered as a person of deep faith and her church was very
important in her life. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau,
where she was able to worship and participate in activities that were
important to her and reflected her strong belief in the Lord. She was a
member of Young At Heart and the Ladies’ Aid. She worked at Strassenfest,
helped with the annual cookie baking, and made two needlepoint kneelers for
the church. Enola was also a hospice volunteer and enjoyed needle work and
She worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Gaulke Trucking and
Excavating Co. She also worked at Larson Cleaners, Wausau Cleaners,
Marathon Battery, and Marathon Rubber.
Enola is survived by a brother, Norris Ross of Milwaukee; sister, Marcia
Wirkus of Edgar; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Frederich of Merrill, Laverne
Johnson of Hungry Horse, MT, and Marian Wozniczka of Wausau; and many nieces
and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, Monroe and Olive;
brother, Oliver Ross; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and step-father,
William Borth.
A funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Zion
Lutheran Church, 709 Sixth St., Wausau, with Rev. Steven Gjerde officiating.
Family and friends may call beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the time of service
at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, town of Texas. You may sign the family guestbook at The family requests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau, or Aspirus
Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
A special thank you to Enola’s (Aunt Nana’s) nieces and nephew, Sandy,
Patty, Sueky, Paulette, and Rick, for the care they all provided; to the
Palliative Care Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and to Aspirus Comfort Care
and Hospice Services.

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