Sinnie Gaul

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 25, 2008

Sinnie M. Gaul, 83
Sinnie Minnie Gaul, 83, of Austin died on Aug. 24, 2008, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was born March 25, 1925, in Red Rock Township, rural Brownsdale, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Anna (Tammen) Konken. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Dexter, Minn. She attended school at District 42 Country School near her home. After completing her education, Sinnie worked in the lard room at Geo A. Hormel Company for five years. On Sept. 27, 1945, she was united in marriage to Harold Gaul in Austin. After their marriage, the couple lived and farmed the Martin Bustad farm south of Austin until 1980, when they moved into Austin. Sinnie helped her sister-in-law with the baking at the North Star Truck Stop in Austin. Sinnie also enjoyed crocheting and needle point work. She was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and since 1980, has been a faithful member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Austin.
Sinnie is survived by her husband, Harold Gaul, Austin; three children, Nancy (Allen) Paape, Waltham, Harold (Vickie) Gaul, Jr. and Robert Gaul all of Austin; son-in-law, Roger Wolff, Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Jenny (Ryan) Chose, Brian Paape, Scott (Suzanne) Wolff, Nick Wolff, Jon (Michelle) Gaul, Dustin Gaul, Cory Gaul and Carrie Gaul; five great-grandchildren, Christian, Cecily and Caine Wolff, Abbi Chose and Devin Leoffler; four brothers and sisters, Fred “Fritz” (Margaret) Konken, Brownsdale, Grace (Mike) Miner, Winona, Florence Beyer, Green Leaf, Wis., and Walt (Bernice) Konken, Austin; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Ann Wolff in 2000; two grandchildren, Casey and Christopher Gaul and seven brothers and sisters, Metta Garnatz, Sophie Jensen, Ella Peterson, John Konken, Ed Konken, Rosie Konken and Ben Konken.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin, with Pastor Brian Kom, officiating. Interment will follow the service in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

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