Obituary Details

Allan Charles Gaukel

(09/10/1907 - 03/14/1983)
Courtesy of No Source Available, 06/30/2006

Allan C. Gaukel

Twin Falls - Allan Charles Gaukel, 75, of Twin Falls, died early Monday morning at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 10, 1907, in Burwell, Neb., he moved to Jireh, Wyo., in 1913. He married Emma Clara Amend on May 4, 1929, in Jireh, and they moved to Twin Falls in 1933.

He served in the Army during World War II, in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked for the city of Twin Falls until his retirement in 1972.

Mr. Gaukel was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are: his wife of Twin Falls; a son, Allan Charles Gaukel Jr. of Nampa; a daughter, Patricia Newberry of Twin Falls; his mother, Anna Gaukel of Denver; three brothers, Emery Gaukel of Keeline, Wyo., Clarence Gaukel of Denver and Charles H. Gaukel of Casper, Wyo.; five sisters, Marie Sperry of Twin Falls, Dorothy Hipsley of Jerome, Margie Patton of Bayfield, Colo., and Ruby Simon and Anna Nelson, both of Torrington, Wyo.; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at White Mortuary Chapel in Twin Falls, with the Rev. Father Perry Dodds officiating.

Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls, with military rites provided by Magic Valley area veterans and auxiliaries.

Friends may call at the funeral home this evening, all day Wednesday and until 10 a.m. on Thursday.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Nampa State School.

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