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Charles Gauer

December 11, 1937 — July 31, 2022

Charles Gauer died at his home on Sunday July 31, 2022. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 5 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 6 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

Charles was born at his home in Crawford, Texas on December 11, 1937 to parents, Willie and Frieda Gauer. Charles asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized at Canaan Baptist Church. He graduated from Crawford High School and attended Baylor University. He met his love Carol Sue Wilson at a church picnic at Cameron Park. Charles and Carol were married May 21, 1960. They were married for 62 years.

Charles loved Meadowbrook Baptist Church and was a member for over 45 years. For most of his career, Charles served as the Chief Appraiser for the McLennan County Appraisal District.

He laid his life down for his wife Carol when Alzheimer’s took her daily life from her. His loving care for her was a testimony of his faith and their love to all who knew them.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Ray Gauer; and brother-in-law, Layton Nehring.
Charles left behind his wife, Carol Gauer; daughter, Carey Gauer Quick and husband Danny Quick of Salado, Tx; and son, Clark Gauer and wife Misty Gauer of China Spring, Tx. Seven grandchildren, Rebekah and husband Steven Kilpatrick, Stephen and wife Maddie Quick, Andy Gauer, Caleb Gauer, Jacob and wife Jaryn Quick, Abby and husband Tim Lawrence, and Corrie Gauer. Great-grandchildren, Ellee, Zaniya, Gideon, Titus and Jack Quick, Aila and Rose Lawrence. Charles is also survived by a sister, Rita Nehring; and two sisters-in-law, Charlene Gauer and Betty Gauer.

The family wants to thank Community Healthcare of Texas - Providence Hospice and the many friends and relatives for their special care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Healthcare of Texas (formerly known as Providence Hospice of Waco) at 6700 Sanger Ave. Waco, TX 76710.
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Visitation

Friday, August 5, 2022

6:30 - 8:30 pm (Central time)

Pecan Grove Funeral Home

3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, TX 76706

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

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** Private Family Burial **

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