Virginia “Mac”, nee Albers, Gaubatz, 79, of New Athens, IL, born August 1, 1933 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Gaubatz was a homemaker and loving grandmother. Virginia was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL and an avid gardener.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Dora, nee Winstorer, Albers. 1 sister – Dorothy Juenger. 1 brother – Eugene Albers.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Melvin Gaubatz, whom she married on May 7, 1957. 3 sons – Mark (Sharon) Gaubatz of Freeburg, IL; Morris (Linda) Gaubatz of Freeburg, IL; Marvin (Robyn) Gaubatz of Waterloo, IL. 7 grandchildren – Laura MacDougall; Evan Gaubatz; Jason Gaubatz; Daniel Gaubatz; Cody Gaubatz; Melanie Gaubatz; Matthew Gaubatz. 3 great grandchildren – Dylan Gaubatz; Aidan Gaubatz; William MacDougall. 4 sisters – Loretta Frederking; Judy Frederking; Charlotte (Daniel) Wombacher; Sandra (Robert) Klein. 2 brothers – Ardell (Marcella) Albers; Walter (Viola) Albers. 1 sister-in-law – Patricia Albers.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 9:00am to 9:45am.
Service: Mass will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating. Burial will be in St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or in the form of Mass offerings.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.