Mr. Gaul was the owner and operator of Patrick W. Gaul Real Estate Company in Belleville. He also worked as an appraiser for the Veterans Administration and was a past president of the Belleville Board of Realtors. A 1950 graduate of Cathedral High School in Belleville, Pat was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran.
Pat had been a member of the Knights of Columbus Belleville Council 1028 and the Serra Club. He was a former member of the Belleville Jaycees, Belleville Elks Lodge BPOE 481, and the Belleville Exchange Club. He was a charter member of the Monday night “Belleville Wetbirds”. Pat was the greatest husband and best father anyone could ever want, as well as a loving grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. Gaul and Catherine M., nee Lang, Gaul Moore.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Sharon L., nee Wade, Gaul, whom he married on May 14, 1955, in Belleville, IL;
a son and two daughters, Patrick (Cindy) Gaul of Swansea, IL,
Angie (Chris) Wilkins of Belleville, IL,
and Erin Gaul of Belleville, IL;
three grandchildren, Ashley (Jon) Hofman,
and Madeline and Patrick Gaul;
a great-grandson, Isaac Hofman;
his sister, Ann Ellen Grimmer of Belleville, IL;
and his brother, William (Patricia) Gaul of Evanston, IL.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, November 22, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at noon Sunday, November 22, at the funeral home.
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Conor and Courtney Keeley, , ,
Many good memories of Pat working with him at Schifferdeckers. And of course all the great times with the Wet birds. My condolences to the whole family.
Rich Schmitt, Fairview Heights, IL, 62208
So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He was such a nice man. We are out of town but our thoughts are with all of you.
Frank & Jo Ann Nadler, Swansea, Illinois, 62226
Sharon & family:
My condolences on losing a wonderful husband and father. Although I did not have the opportunity to see Pat very often, when we did meet, he always greeted me with a smile and a friendly greeting. He will certainly be missed.
Richard Arnold, Mesa, Arizona, 85205
Erin, our most sincere condolences from Elaine and I.
Terry Patterson, Swansea, ILLINOIS, 62226
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
ANITA BECHERER, SWANSEA, IL, 62226
Dearest Sharon, Angie, Pat, Erin and family – please accept my heart-filled sympathy to all of you. Growing up next door to your family held many good memories. May the the comfort of great memories be your peace at this sorrowful time. In my thoughts and prayers. Denise Koderhandt – Feld
Denise Koderhandt Feld, Belleville, Il, 62221
Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat was a good man .
, Columbia, Illinois, 62236
Sharon and family
I have nice memories of Pat always being in good spirits joking laughing and being friendly. Many sincere condolences for your loss.
Dan garrett, Belleville, Il, 62221
Pat loved to laugh and was a pleasure to be around. He always wanted to know what was going on in your life and was truly interested.
Our sincerest condolences.
Greg and Angie Garrett
Greg Garrett, Frisco, TX, 75034