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Jennifer Lynn Gau-Korch

February 23, 1982March 30, 2021
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Jennifer Lynn Gau-Korch, 39, of Davenport Iowa passed away on March 30, 2021. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:30am at Weerts Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Tuesday April 6, 2021 from 4-7pm at Weerts Funeral Home Memorials in Jenny’s name may be made to the family to establish an educational fund for her children.

Rest in peace baby girl, your work here is done, you’re a shining angel in heaven watching over us all.

Jenny passed into the hands of our Lord March 30. She was our gift from God, born on February 23, 1982. She had the instincts of an angel from the day she was born. Her infectious smile and the “flapping “ of her hands/arms whenever she got excited, were like the wings of Angel. She drove her brother Danny crazy and spent endless hours playing barbies with her sister JoAnna. Jenny was drawn to anyone in need and offered a helping hand to all. Jenny graduated West High school in 2000. After experiencing and conquering many different types of jobs (there wasn’t a job she couldn’t secure) she entered and graduated from cosmetology school, following in her mothers’ footsteps. She was a master at anything she set her mind to.

She fell in love with John and they were married on October 14, 2006. Her greatest achievements were about to begin. She and John brought six beautiful children into this world, Alexia, Tabitha, Maverick, Marcus, Vance and Keeley. They were her little lights, shining and guiding her in life. Even though “chaos” was her middle name, she always made time to love and hug those babies. She found a home away from home at Smokin Butts and thought of them as family. In a world filled with uncertainty, the continuous struggle with depression and the isolation of a pandemic, she succumbed to the lethal disease. She silently endured a disease that took her away from us and heard God say “take my hand, come with me”.

Jenny is survived by her husband John, of 15 years, 6 wonderful children, Alexia, Tabitha, Maverick, Marcus, Vance and Keeley. Her parents, Matt and Janet (Shinners) Gau, siblings - Dan (Kim) Gau, JoAnna (Jeff) Miller. Many special aunts and uncles. She had 4 nieces and nephews that she considered her own, Caleb, Carter and Addison Gau and Oliver Miller. Many, many good friends and will be missed by many.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Charlie and Dolores (Boettcher) Shinners, Joseph and Jean (Petre) Gau.

  • FAMILY

  • Matt Gau, Father
  • Janet (Shinners) Gau, Mother
  • John Korch, Husband
  • Alexia, Daughter
  • Tabitha, Daughter
  • Maverick, Son
  • Marcus, Son
  • Vance, Son
  • Keeley, Daughter
  • Dan (Kim) Gau, Brother
  • JoAnna (Jeff) Miller, Sister
  • Jennifer also leaves many special aunts and uncles. She had 4 nieces and nephews that she considered her own, Caleb, Carter and Addison Gau and Oliver Miller. Many, many good friends and will be missed by many.
    She is preceded in death by grandparents, Charlie and Dolores (Boettcher) Shinners, Joseph and Jean (Petre) Gau.
  • DONATIONS

  • To the family to establish a future education fund for Jenny's children

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Wade Williams

April 14, 2021

To Matt, Janet and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter.
With deepest sympathy,
Wade Williams
DeWitt, IA

Janine Moffitt

April 12, 2021

Dear Matt, Janet and family,
I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. I know how proud you were of Jennifer. She is free and with her loving God. I pray for comfort and strength for all of you.

Love,
Cousin Jan Witherspoon Moffitt

Christy Buckley

April 7, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jenny was such a joy to be around and so much fun she came with us when we went to Wyoming to take my brother his truck,he went to college there for awhile it was a fun trip because my cousin joe Tarchinski went too it was just comical because he had long hair at the time and looked like Jesus joe and Garrett were in one truck and me,Jenny, and my mom were in another vehicle both vehicles had cb radios and we were being silly over the radio it was hilarious. I would also see her from time to time around town and she was always in good spirits.

Jennifer Gau-Korch

April 6, 2021


Dear Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss.

Our very best to your family -

Kirk & Carol Witherspoon (Kirk = first cousin to grandmother
Jean Petre Gau), Moline, IL

Nathan Handy

April 6, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of this loss of an amazing soul. I was lucky enough to go to school with her at West High. I was also her prom date. Although I am gay but wasn't fully aware of it then it's a quite funny memory of mine and I hope it was for her as well. I'm glad to have shared that memory/experience with her and I will cherish it forever. I'm heartbroken for her kids and her husband and other family. Loss is so hard and I pray we will be reunited one day. My heart is with you all!!

Linda Guebert

April 5, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about your loss. We remember Jennifer as a sweet little girl when she would visit her Grandma & Grandpa Gau. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Linda & Dale Guebert

Cherrie Goetsch

April 5, 2021

Janet & family, I'm so sorry to hear about Jenny. Have no idea what you are going through or what to say to comfort you. Just know that my thoughts & prayers 🙏 are with you. Cherrie

Heidi Mayhood

April 4, 2021

I still haven't come up with the right words to say here but this poem (recently made more known by a television show) really speaks to the heart. I feel like I need to share it for everyone who loved you, Jennifer. 🫂💓

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY