November 16, 2023

William (Willie) R. Gaus, 79, of Ewing, Mo., died November 12, 2023 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

He was born March 6, 1944 in Quincy, Ill., a son of Chester Richard and Mildred Irene Logsdon Gaus.  He graduated from Ewing High School in 1962. He married Margaret Ann Carder on June 19, 1965 at Bridal Cave in Camdenton, Mo.  She survives

Willie was employed by Titan Wheel (formerly Electric Wheel and Can-Am) and retired in 2009. He also farmed during this time as well. He was a member of the Lewis County Fair board for many years and enjoyed participating and winning many tractor pull events.

He also enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, gardening, mushroom hunting and watching a good western movie. He was a very dedicated blood donator and donated many gallons over the years. In more recent years, he enjoyed doting on his beloved cat Frankie.

In addition to his cherished cat, Willie also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and having the family over for Sunday dinners. He spent many hours pushing grandkids in the swing and would always have their favorite treats on hand from them.

Survivors include his wife, Mardy Gaus of Ewing, one daughter, Regina (William Terlisner) Gaus of Quincy, Ill.; one son Darin (Chantel) Gaus of Ewing; four grandchildren, Sadie (Calvin) Smith of Quincy, Ill., Lindseigh (Andrew) Griesbaum of Ewing, Alexis (Bryan) Davis of Palmyra and Zayne Gaus of Ewing; six great grandchildren, Andrin and Arrow Griesbaum, Denver and Dawsyn Davis, Sajrina and Catalina Smith; one sister, Berniece (Paul) Neisen of Ewing and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Eldon and Edwin Gaus.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing with Rev. Elmer Hagood officiating. 

Burial will be in Ewing Memorial Cemetery, Ewing, Mo.  The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association

Music:  Linda Hutcherson, Mary Jo Erlich, Lesa Job and Susie Job - Go Rest High On That Mountain, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art

Pallbearers:  Kevin Gaus, Curtis Gaus, Andrew Griesbaum, Bryan Davis, Zayne Gaus and Alan Toliver 

Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com