John K. E. Gauss

1935 - 2020

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John K.E. Gauss, 85, of Jenera passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. He was born in Jenera on January 2, 1935 to the late Reverend John and Frieda (Kraft) Gauss. He married Mary Alice Waltz on January 14, 1955 and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Susan (Allen) Welch of Rawson and Lydia Benner of Findlay; daughter-in-law, Carole Gauss of Findlay; seven grandchildren, Derek (Shauna) Welch, Heidi (Justin) McPheron, Ethan (Brooke) Welch; Joel (Ashley) Benner, Levi Benner, Cole (Katelynn Yant) Benner and Alexis (Evan Schneider) Gauss; nine great-grandchildren, Kaydence and Braxton Welch, Makenna and Mikallen McPheron, Quinn and Juliette Welch, Huxly, Hattilyn and Hayes Benner and a sister, Gerda (Aldred "Carl") Heyer of MI. He was also preceded in death by a son, John Gauss II; a son-in-law, Gary Benner and a sister, Irmgard (Carl) Roggow. Mr. Gauss was a 1953 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School and retired from Columbia Gas of Ohio in 1991. He was a life-long member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera with Pastor Matthew Nowak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour (10:00-11:00am) Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church and/or School and online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting coldrencrates.com. CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Jenera [Map]
    301 Main St.
    Jenera, Ohio 45841
    Tuesday, January 5th 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, January 5th 2021 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera [Map]
    301 Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

  • Final Resting Place:

    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery [Map]

    Jenera, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera
    301 Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

    Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera -
    For Online Donations, please select above link.
    105 Allen St
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

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To : The Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : The James Miles' Family
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.



To : The Gauss family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Ruth Lamberjack
So sorry for the loss of such a special guy. May all your happy memories ease your sorrow at this time.



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Howard and Cheryl Von Stein
You all have our condolences! So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family!




To : The Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Kurt D Alge and Family
Our deepest condolences to the Gauss Family on this great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.



To : The John Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Charlie and Carol Breitigam
With deepest sympathy. May the memories of the one you love, and the strength and hope of those around you, carry you through this most difficult time.




To : The Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Dan Aleta and Sam Yates
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.



To : The John Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Donald Marquart
Gauss Family, so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and I remember him and his garden as a kid growing up. Thoughts and prayers are with you and family. God bless you all.


Donald Marquart



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Bob Becky Brittany and Brent Warren
We are so sorry for your loss. John was always so kind and friendly when ever we saw him. He will truly be missed.



To : Mary and the Gauss family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Sue and Jim Smith
John was a pillar of the church he taught me all I know about being a deacon… He is probably playing football in heaven with lowell Rossman



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Marcia Russell
I would like to give John's family my deepest condolonces. John was a great delight to talk with. I lived in Jenera on East Sandusky St. JohnII&Carol were my neighbors.prayers to All the family.Marcia Russell



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Dark Pam Deeds
Our condolences to the Gauss Family. Very sad to hear of his passing.



To : John Gauss family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Donna Ylhainen
So sorry for your loss. He always had a smile and a wave and a weedless garden.



To : John K E gauss
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Richard Amstutz
I knew John as a high school classmate.he was always full of energy and had an enthusiasm for life. We send our sympathy to the family.
Dick Amstutz



To : The much loved Gauss Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : John and Esther Spaeth
John was truly one-of-a-kind! He will be missed by so many. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Glen and Cindy Stechschulte
So sorry to hear about John. I have so many great memories of Sunday evenings and family holiday gatherings at Grandpa and Grandma Waltz's. I also especially remember John's garden and the huge turnips he would grow. John II used to bring a few in to work for Glen once in a while. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : David Woodward Family
Thoughts, love and prayers are for you at the time of your loss. John was a great man. May the Lord comfort you at this time.



To : Mary and famoly
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Barbara Marquart
Sincere sympathy on passing of your loved one.



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Louise Wineland
My condolences to you for your loss. I always enjoyed the conversations I had with John and MaryAlice in their back yard.



To : The Family of John Gauss
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Eric Bond
Sorry to hear about your Husband,and dad.He was always one of my favorite people in Jenera. I always enjoyed the conversations we had.



To : The Gauss Family
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Gary Peggy Montgomery
The news of Uncle John’s passing is heartbreaking. He was always simply great to be around. His spirit will continue with us forever.



To : Gauss Family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : Loren and Sheree Cass
Our deepest sympathies go out to you. We enjoyed working with John at Columbus Gas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.



To : John Gauss family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : Carol Nessler
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness.



To : Gauss Family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : Gobrogge Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Gauss was so kind to our family. Whenever I looked for Steven or Katie after school I would many times find them in the Gauss’s backyard talking with Mr. Gauss. He always had a smile and kind word. I still have the crate he made so that I could ship my cello bow to be repaired. Such a kind man will be so missed!



To : John Gauss Family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : Alfred Mary Heldman
Sorry to hear of the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.



To : Gauss family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : John Rader family
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and send our condolences.



To : The John Gauss Family
Date :Monday, January 4th 2021
From : Alice Norway
So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will be with you especially during this time of sorrow.




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