David L. Gause, 76, of Rockford passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at his residence after a short battle with cancer.


He was born November 25, 1946 at the Gause family homestead to the late Lloyd and Florence (Shively) Gause. On March 24, 1978 he married Lois (Craft) Gause, who survives.


David was a 1965 graduate of Parkway High School and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was also a 35 year member of the Masonic Lodge, where he was the Master from 1995-1998.


David enjoyed working in his shop. He also enjoyed sitting in his sunroom recliner watching as the deer would cross in the nearby field, as well as watching the passing traffic.


Including his wife, he is survived by four children, David L. (Tiffany) Gause, II., Nikole L. (fiancee Matt Tumbleson) Barnes, Tabitha S. (Greg) Bolton, and Michael A.Gause; 12 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Kim Gause.


Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First St., Rockford, OH 45882, with Pastor Tom Brunstrup officiating. Interment will follow at East Bethel Cemtery, State Route 707 Blackcreek Township, Rockford, OH.


The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First St., Rockford, OH 45882.



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