Claude Gauthier, of Broomfield, Colorado, formerly of Antigo died July 6, 2016 in Broomfield. He was 101 years old. He was born on September 3, 1914 in Hayes, WI, a son of Charles and Irene (Navarre) Gauthier. He married Joyce Heinzen on May 17, 1947. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2004.
Claude served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from July 1934 to Sep 1935.
He was also a veteran of the US Army Air Corps and served from Sep 1941 to Feb 1946.
Claude worked as a welder on the railroad for many years.
He was a member of the Leland-Tollefson Veterans of Forgein Wars Post #2653, Antigo.
Survivors include two daughters, Carmen (Jeffrey) Kobacker of Scottsdale, AZ, Marcella (Dan) Artz of St. Nazianz; three sons, Paul (Patrice) Gauthier of Broomfield, CO, Allen Gauthier of Spokane, WA, Larry Gauthier of Hub City, WI.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by four sisters, Bernadette Holbrook, Sr. Rebecca Gauthier, Mary Reetz, and Lucille Shadduck; two brothers, Leon and Cyril Gauthier.
A funeral service will be held on Sep 18 at 11:00 am at Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 am until the time of services at the funeral home.
There is a saying in Chinese:
It is not too sad for one who has already enjoyed a long life.