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Steven Gauer

Steven L. Gauer, age 63, of New London, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 21, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby with his family by his side from respiratory failure.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com

Steve Gauer was born in Willmar, Minnesota January 20, 1958. He accepted Christ as his Savior June 12, 1965. As a young adult Steve loved playing football. He was the true measure of a Christian man; humble, kind, and generous.  He had a soft heart for all of those in need. The sentence that describes him best would be “He gave more than he took from this world.” He graduated from Willmar Senior High School in 1976. He learned to play guitar on his own and later played in the band Shakedown. Music was his passion, and he was an extremely talented musician, especially with the guitar. He was a supervisor in the shipping department at Jennie-O for several years. He worked for Nelson Brothers Drywall as a drywall taper. He loved fishing, Vikings football, and was a Minnesota Gophers fan. Steve was loved by many dear friends and family.

Steve was married and divorced and from that marriage gained a daughter, Kirissa, who was beloved by him. Their bond and relationship were paramount in his life and in hers. He had five grandchildren: Erick, Anthony, Bentley, Elizabeth, and Tristan who he adored and spent time with every day.  His daily highlights were spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. As a family they enjoyed fishing, getting ice cream, and eating his homemade BBQ’s. Steve could be found every evening snuggling with at least one of his grandchildren. He also cared for the feral cats in the neighborhood and of those cats he had a special bond with Shadow.

Steve loved his family and the time he spent especially watching sports games, fishing and helping with house projects.

He is survived by his daughter, Kirissa; five grandchildren, Erick, Anthony, Bentley, Elizabeth, and Tristan; three siblings; Kevin Gauer (Chae), Colleen Dold, and Lee Gauer (Michelle), his nieces and nephew; Jackie Bohline (Luke, Micah and Ethan), Megan Gauer Kloos (Tommy), Moriah Gauer Johannes (Mitch), and Mathew Gauer (Corin), besides other relatives and many friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents Lowell and Arlene Gauer, and brother-in-law, Richard Dold.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away. Revelations 21:4

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Lorena Miss you Steve Mar 26 2022 12:03 AM

Many great full hours spent with you in the studio. I'm so glad we captured those moments. I will always cherish those time forever. Billie Johnson

Billie Johnson Sep 27 2021 12:00 AM

I graduated with Steve from willmar high school and he was a gifted athlete who not only was a good football player but an excellent basketball player but more importantly he was a great person who was so caring and always had that smile on his face. I remember he went to both my cross country meets we had in my senior yr out at eagle creek it really meant a lot too me. I'll never forget the friendship we had in school. Yrs he could pick that guitar. My condolences too the rest of the family lee and Mike and mark.

Ken gustafson Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

So saddened by the loss of my ringo fishing buddy. He so loved his family and those grandkids were his life. A pink lady mister twister was his favorite walleye crank bait. Fishing at ringo will never be the same. Im so sorry for your loss all his friends lost a awesome friend as well

Mike Coss Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies.Steve and I met in 1988. He was in a cool band that year called "Shake Down". After we met, he found out I was am artist and had asked me to design a stage backdrop for his band. And of course, I did.He was always so kind and thoughtful.

Eileen Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

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