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Donald H. Gauger

June 21, 1940 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Donald Gauger Obituary

     Donald H. Gauger, 83, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2023, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin with his family at his side.

     Born June 21, 1940, Don has been a resident of the Town of Egg Harbor for over 25 years, formerly of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Wheaton, Illinois. He is survived by the love of his life, wife Susan; his loving daughter, Elizabeth and her partner, Michael Demuth; daughter-in-law, Jackie, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; and sister-in-law, Bonnie of Wheaton, Illinois.

     He was preceded in death by his son, Andrew; by his parents, Harvey and Grace; and brother, Jim of Wheaton, Illinois. Don graduated from Wheaton Community High School in 1958 where he was active in school activities and sports, being named to the All-DuPage County Basketball Team his senior year. In addition, he was the Prom King and commencement speaker. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with minors in economics and political science, and where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He met his wife, Susan at DePauw and was married in 1964. Upon graduation, Don worked in management training programs at Chrysler Corporation in Milwaukee and Western Electric/AT&T in Minneapolis, Minnesota before settling into a 33-year Milwaukee banking career. During that time, he worked in lending and administrative positions for American City Bank, Midland/1st bank, Citizens North Shore Bank/1st Interstate Shorewood/Norwest Bank Sheboygan, and Lake Country Bank where he retired as executive vice president for commercial lending. During that period, he attended Marquette University, Graduate School of Business and banking schools at the University of Oklahoma, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois. He served in the Wisconsin National Guard from 1965 to 1969, being honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the 132nd Signal Battalion.

     He enjoyed participating and observing sporting events, household building and repair projects, traveling, and most of all spending quality time with his family, whom he loved very much!

     A private memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. and Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Gauger family with arrangements. Sign online guest register, offer condolences, share photos and memories at



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