Duane Frederick Gaukel

September 22, 1963 - February 5, 2019

Burial Date February 13, 2019

Funeral Home Wojcik's Funeral Chapel

Church Messiah Lutheran Church

at 2:00 p.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church, 400 Rouge Road.


1963 2019


It is with deep sadness that the family of Duane Gaukel announces his passing after a brief battle with cancer, on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Duane was born in Brandon on September 22, 1963 to Fred and Joan Gaukel. After graduating from Neelin High School in 1981, he pursued his passion for music with studies at the University of Manitoba. He shared his talent with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Silver Heights United Church and then 20 years with Messiah Lutheran Church while working at Hull’s Family Book Store and finishing his career at Eagle Industrial. He was also an active member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Left to mourn Duane’s memory are his father Fred; sister Denise (Jamie) Phillips and brother Brad (Val) Gaukel of Airdrie Alberta. He shared a special bond with all his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother (1999).

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 400 Rouge Road.

Special thanks to Pastor Carol Janke, Helen Connelly and members of Messiah Lutheran Church who provided help, compassion and support for Duane throughout his journey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Duane’s memory to the Messiah Memorial Fund, 400 Rouge Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3K 1K3.

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