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Ruth Helen Gaul obituary
Ruth Helen Gaul Obituary
Ruth Helen Gaul, age 88, of Montgomery, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Central Health Care in Le Center, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:30 AM, with visitation one hour prior, with Father Tom Niehaus officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Montgomery, MN.

Ruth was born on March 18, 1935 in Duluth to Walter and Helen (Carlson) Schwartz. She graduated in 1953 from Alborn High School. Ruth was united in marriage to Anton Gaul on November 24, 1956 in Grand Lake, MN. Ruth enjoyed the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings, playing bingo, going to the casino, baking and socializing.

Ruth is survived by her children, Sandy (John) Lowry of Clear Lake, IA, Karen (Dennis) Trcka of Montgomery, Ron (Sandy) Gaul of Montgomery, Bob (Barb) Gaul of Alborn, MN, Ed Gaul of Montgomery, Carol (Ron) Baer of Palm Harbor, FL, Ted (Stephi) Gaul of Lonsdale, Mary (Todd) Rieck of Mankato, Lisa (Jim) Jakes of Montgomery, and Dave (Kate) Gaul of Montgomery; daughter-in-law, Jodi Gaul of Hermantown, MN and Carla Kasper Ellman of Montgomery; sister, Jean Schulz; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anton; sons, Steven Gaul, Dale Gaul and Mark Gaul; brothers, Bill, Stanley, George, Frank and Fred Schwartz; sister, Ruby Lundquist; great granddaughter, Brielle Trcka.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery, 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at


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