FOREST CITY - Mark A. Gauger, 55, of Forest City died Sunday (April 10, 2011) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Forest City with Fr. Dennis Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Thursday at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home in Forest City with a Scriptural wake service at 7 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Mark Allen Gauger, the middle child of Harlan and Irene (Goddard) Gauger, was born September 2, 1955 in Osage. He attended school in Fort Dodge and graduated from Osage High School in 1974. After graduation he worked at Winnebago Industries in the metal stamp area until January of 2010 when his eye sight started to worsen. Mark met his future bride-to-be, Kathy Street while talking on the C.B. They spent many happy hours chasing each other around Osage trying to find each other from the frequency of the C.B. On October 9, 1977 they became engaged and on July 28, 1978 were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage. They lived in Forest City where they raised their daughter, Amy Lynn. Mark enjoyed camping and sitting on the deck watching his squirrels, birds and traffic. He also enjoyed his many cell phone calls to his siblings and coffee time at Hardees with "the boys". He loved taking his grandkids around his lawn in a wagon pulled by his garden tractor. The light of his life were his two grandsons, Dominic and Landon Murphy. Mark spoiled them all the time and they loved the attention.
Mark is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Kathy, of Forest City; daughter, Amy Lowe and husband, Frank, of Austin, MN and her two sons, Dominic and Landon and his three children, Asher, Vash and Aria; his mother, Irene Gauger of St. Ansgar; two brothers, Harlan, Jr. "Gene" Gauger and wife, Lee, of Jamestown, NC and Gary Gauger and wife, Teresa, of Omaha, NE; two sisters, Nancy Chitwood of St. Ansgar and Kathy Squier and husband, Jim, of St. Ansgar; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harlan, Sr.
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