Obit: Gaetz, Audris Ann (1936 - 2010)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Babcock, Bowe, Chamberlain, Clintsman, Delo, Gaetz, Gutenberger, Hamus, Hudak, Marth, Mueller, Phillips, Pipkorn, Pozorski, Schoelzel, Seefeld, Stine, Tarras, Uhlig, Wachendonk


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, September 8, 2010, page 17


Gaetz, Audris Ann (Schoelzel) (March 14, 1936 - September 2, 2010)

Audris Ann Gaetz, age 74, formerly of Unity, was born into eternal life, Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Colby Retirement Home, with her family by her side.

Audris was born March 14, 1936 in Colby, the daughter of Rudolph and Olivia (Gutenberger) Schoelzel.


She graduated from Colby High School. After graduation, she married Verlyn Wolfe.


After Verlyn’s death she married Ralph Gaetz on December 22, 1956, in Colby.

Audris and Ralph farmed in the Riplinger area and Audris enjoyed being a farm wife and homemaker. Audris also enjoyed playing cards, reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Ladies’ Aid and the Unity American Legion Ladies Auxillary.

Audris is lovingly survived by her children, Nancy (Rodney) Delo, Loyal; Cindy (Larry) Bowe, Loyal; Steve (Sandy Babcock) Gaetz, Spencer; Sharon (Larry) Hamus, Spencer; Karen (Andrew) Mueller, Spencer; Michael (Melissa) Gaetz, Spencer; and Kathi (Keith) Pozorski, Marathon City; grandchildren Joel & Amber Delo, Ashley (Dave Jr.) Clintsman, Nathan Bowe, Melissa (Mike) Delo, Travis (Amanda) Gaetz, Jessica & Jenna Hamus, Jordon & Tyler Mueller, Tanner & Erica Gaetz, and Katie & Kyle Pozorski; and great-grandchildren Alyssa & Reese Clintsman, Madelynn Delo, and Cameron Gaetz.


She is further survived by her siblings, Darlene (Edward) Wachendonk, Jerold (Joan) Schoelzel, Darnell (Janice) Schoelzel, Ione Pipkorn, Emerita Phillips, Ronald Schoelzel, Glenn (Ramona) Schoelzel, James (Bonnie) Schoelzel, Sandra (James) Hudak, Dennis (Edith) Schoelzel, Colleen (Duane) Stine, and Korliss Uhlig, and many other family and friends.

Audris is preceded in death by her husbands Verlyn and Ralph, her parents, and siblings Rudolph, DuWayne, Lyle, Arlyn, & Albert Schoelzel, Doris Chamberlain, Patricia Seefeld, and Beatrice Marth.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, September 6, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Riplinger. The Rev Rebekah Tarras will officiate. Audris’ grandsons will serve as pallbearers. A time of visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home, Spencer. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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