Edward Gaul, 93, died Friday, May 3, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
Born in 1920 and a graduate of Bosse High School, he attended Evansville College for engineering studies, and would receive a B.S. in Business Administration at Northwestern University
(Evanston, IL) in 1966. In World War II
, he served with the 3222nd Army Division in the Philippines.
After the war, he worked for the refrigeration division of International Harvester in Evansville, then moved over to engineering work in farm machinery, spending most of his career with the company at its Engineering Research Center in Hinsdale, IL. While there, he became Manager of Engineering for Farm Tractors, was granted a number of patents, and helped introduce the concept of Computer-Assisted Design (CAD). He retired in 1980, and returned to Evansville.
In retirement, he became an active member of the community in his beloved hometown, as an advisor to Junior Achievement as treasurer of the Optimist's Club, served on the board of IVY Technical Institute, and was pleased to volunteer for 26 years for Meals on Wheels, as a driver. Having been president of a dance club in Naperville, IL (the family home, near Hinsdale), he became a longtime member of Evansville's Coterie Dance Club.
His parents, Edward and Jennie Gaul; brothers, James and Robert; sister, Anne (Mrs. William Rech) all preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret (O'Bryan) Gaul, currently residing in Newburgh, IN; daughter, Kathleen, of Terre Haute, IN; son Michael, of Willowbrook, IL and son Bryan, of Chicago, IL.
A memorial service will be held at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, on Friday, May 11, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm followed by a prayer service.
Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com