Obituary: Aurella A. Gurgel

Aurella A. Gurgel, age 75, of Rock Springs, passed away peacefully at Wisconsin Dells Health Services on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Aurella, daughter of Fred and Lorraine (Backman) Vogel was born July 10, 1948 in Reedsburg. She was a graduate of Reedsburg High School. In her early years she was employed as a cook at the Oasis and the House of Embers in the Dells. She later went to work for Industrial Coils and retired from Flambeau after over 30 years of employment. In her free time, she enjoyed, camping, doing puzzles, word searches and bowling.

She is survived by her siblings, Karen Vogel, Carl Vogel, Debra Peetz, John Vogel, Eunice (Brian) Lonetree, Andrew (Linda) Vogel, David (Cat) Vogel, Gale Vogel, Emilie (Larry) Miller; sisters-in-law, Kathy Vogel and Linda Vogel; brothers-in-law, Edwin Poff, Junior (Lynette) Gurgel, Maurice (Margaret) Gurgel and Paul (Shelly) Gurgel; step-daughters, Quincy (William) Meseberg and Christy (Jason Putman) Hawkins; grandchildren, Harley and Jasmine; close nieces, Kimberly and Crystal as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marv, and her siblings, Don Vogel and Dot Poff.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at church. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the Dementia Society of America or a charity of your choice. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.