Obituary: Christina “Chris” Lea Gaeth

July 30, 1947 – Nov. 17, 2018 

Christina “Chris” L. Gaeth, 71, of Egg Harbor died suddenly on Nov. 17, 2018.

She was born in Covington, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William and Virginia (Hansel) Graue. Chris earned her BA in finance from the University of Western Kentucky. She worked from Wall Street to Baxter’s in Chicago, managed a credit union in Chicago and worked with her husband, Dale, at the Union League Railway Supply Association, which she enjoyed most.

In 1987, she married Loren “Dale” Gaeth in Chicago. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2000. 

Chris was a strong, vibrant, outgoing, intelligent and classy woman. She served as commodore of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and two terms as president of the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, a good cocktail, golfing and casino trips.

Surviving are her two brothers, James (Susan) Graue of Chicago and William (Mary Ann) Graue of Ohio; dear friend Pat Fuller of Egg Harbor; nieces and nephews; and her many dear friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; and sister, Margaret (Roy) Burress.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 13, 11 am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friends may call at the church on April 13, 9:30-11 am.

Memorials may be made to DOOR CANcer, P.O. Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235;

Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the Gaeth family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos can be shared at

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