Edwin Gale

March 7, 1931 - Nov. 17, 2006

Edwin Gale, 75, of Mauston, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at his residence.

Born on March 7, 1931, in Eagle, Edwin was the son of Oliver and Evelyn (nee Crawley) Gale.

He enjoyed spending his time biking, camping, fishing, bowling and walking his dog, Jake. Edwin also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. He worked for more than 40 years as a forklift truck driver.

Surviving him are his wife Karen of Mauston; his most beautiful and precious daughter Kathalena of New Lisbon; his most beautiful and precious granddaughter Rebecca Gainer of New Lisbon; his sisters, Linda of Canada, Jeanette of Idaho and Carol of Florida; and his brothers, Jack (Norma Jean) of Waukesha and Pat of Milwaukee.

Preceding him in death are his parents Oliver and Evelyn Gale; his daughters, Andrea Leigh and Christina Gerard; his sisters, Audry, Charlotte, Beverly Roso and Geraldine "Gale" Kovak, and his brothers, Oliver "Tony" Jr., Robert, Peter and Wayne.

A graveside memorial service will be held at noon Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at St. Peterís Cemetery in East Troy. An open house will be held for family and friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rath residence, 423 Franklin St., Mukwonago.

The Conway-Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lyndon Station assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit