Obituary Listings

Karen Lee Gaul

August 16, 1939 April 25, 2019
Karen Lee Gaul
There are condolences waiting approval on Karen's Tribute wall
Obituary for Karen Lee Gaul

Karen Lee Gaul passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, April 25, 2019, after battling years of both dementia and leukemia.

Karen was a great mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was born August 16, 1939 in Freeport, Illinois to father Harvey Kneiss and mother Esther Kneiss (Heefner). Karen received her GED from Shannon High School and went on to attend Highland Community College. She and Wayne Gaul were married for more than 30 years.

Karen worked faithfully and diligently as a farmer’s wife for many years, and worked retail positions in both Illinois and Texas, where she’s lived since 2001. Karen always found joy in life’s little gifts, like soft blankets, beautiful paintings, and sunshine.

She is survived by Wayne Gaul, sons Rick Gaul and Randy Gaul, sisters Janet Schofield and Phyllis Likens, and several grandchildren, including Andrea and Aaron Gaul, and Amanda Leal and Lauren Gaul.

In lieu of a formal service and flowers, please make contributions in memory of Karen to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online

Join us in celebrating her life on We Remember at

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Karen Lee Gaul, please visit our Tribute Store.


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Karen Lee Gaul

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Karen

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.