From the September 10, 2004 issue of the Terrell County News-Leader, page 2:
TRINITY - Private memorial services for Norbert F. Gausepohl, 86, formerly of Sanderson were Sunday, August 22, 2004, here.
Gausepohl died August 19, 2004, in a Crockett hospital of a massive infection that set in after the amputation of his right leg a week earlier.
Gausepohl was born July 27, 1918, in New Baden, Illinois, the only son in a family of seven children born to Peter and Theresa Lambert Gausepohl.
He quit school in the ninth grade to help support the family after his father died.
During World War II, Gausepohl served in the US Army infantry. His division was the first to cross into Germany and they succeeded in liberating one of the worst concentration camps.
He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic actions which saved the lives of many of his comrades.
He also held two Purple Hearts. The second came after men in his unit had to patch themselves up and go on because they had no way to call a medic.
After the war, Gausepohl was in the Border Patrol, was a professional bowler and in construction before returning to complete his education in Illinois.
He earned his degree in English Literature and became an English professor in the Illinois Educational System, teaching honors students.
Gausepohl -- or "Dad" as most younger friends called him -- only lived in Sanderson for two years but he made many friends there. He often spoke warmly of Sanderson people.
Gausepohl was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn, and his eldest son, Fred.
Survivors include two sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Nancy Gausepohl of Huntsville, formerly of Sanderson, Jerome and Cynthia Gausepohl of Gainesville, Georgia, and Cheryl Gausepohl of Georgia; seven grandchildren, John, Andrew, Jason, Norbert, Lawrence, Christine and Tina, and ten great grandchildren.