Marie L. Gau

August 28, 1922 ~ July 2, 2020 (age 97)


Marie L. Gau, age 97 of Wausau, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Wausau Manor under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born in Marathon on August 28, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gassner) Krautkramer.  Marie married Earl Larrabee, who preceded her in death.  She married Roman Gau on August 27, 1969 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  He preceded her in death in 1985.

Marie was an active member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish.  Her faith was very important to her.  She was a member of St. Catherine’s Council, and helped prepare many funeral luncheons. 

Survivors include her three step-sons, Roman (Peggy) Gau of Georgia, Duane (Carol) Gau of Wausau, and Vincent (Debbie) Gau of Wausau; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her brother, Lyle Krautkramer of Weston; two sisters, Ceil Zins of Wausau, and Irene Cihlar of Marathon; and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, sisters, Delores Rader and Florence Witberlen; and brothers, Alois, Carl, LeRoy, and Joseph Krautkramer.

A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Wausau.  The Rev. Samuel Martin will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Marathon.  Public visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 6 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau.  We encourage visitors to wear face masks and social distancing will be observed.  The funeral Mass will be live streamed at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday through our website, and you may also leave condolences for the family at

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Funeral Mass
July 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish
1104 South 9th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

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