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Thomas John Gaukel


November 8, 2018

Gaukel, Thomas John

January 13, 1934-October 27, 2018

Born on Saturday, January 13, 1934 in Sauk City, WI, Tom was the youngest of four children born to M. Louise (Koch) and Frank J Gaukel. At the age of two Tom moved with his family to Fish Lake where they raised daschunds and opened a family summer resort. After graduating from Sauk City High School in 1952 Tom entered the Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper and spent two years in Japan.

On September 3, 1955 Tom was thrilled to marry the love of his life, Ann Lochner. Three days later he began his long college e...

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