Fr. Gilbert F. Hemauer
Gilbert Hemauer, Capuchin Franciscan friar and priest, died on August 8, 2016 at the age of 78.
Gil was born May 14, 1938 in Stockbridge, Wisconsin, son of the late Gilbert & Veronica (Leitner) Hemauer. He was invested in the Capuchin habit in 1956, perpetually professed in 1960, and ordained in 1964.
Gil was involved in a variety of ministries during his religious life, including vocation recruitment for St. Lawrence Seminary, pastoral ministry in St. Paul MN, Appleton WI, and in Montana. From 1977-1986, he was assigned to Native American Ministry in Montana. From 1986-1989, he was director of the Tekawitha Conference. Gil retired to Appleton, Wisconsin in 2008, due to failing health.
Gil is survived by his four sisters: Marcie (Thomas) Jost, Malone WI; Mary Jane Gerhartz, Kewaskum WI; Martha Hemauer, Mt. Calvary WI; and Theresa Hemauer, Stockbridge WI; one brother, Andy B. (Anne) Hemauer, Chilton WI; a sister-in-law, Peggy Hemauer, Stockbridge WI; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Gil was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Raymond Hemauer; and a brother-in-law, Gary Gerhartz.
Funeral services will be at 10:00am on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel (301 Church Street) in Mt. Calvary, WI followed by burial and luncheon. Friends may call at St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel from 4:00pm to 7:00pm followed by a service at 7:00pm on Friday, August 12, 2016 and on Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Memorials given in the name of Fr. Gilbert Hemauer are appreciated for the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order (1820 Mt. Elliott St. Detroit, MI 48207)