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Gail A. Michalsen

June 12, 1934 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 86)


Gail A. Michalsen, age 86, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Arborview Court in Wisconsin Rapids.

Private family services will be held at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Entombment will be at Forest Hill Mausoleum.

Gail was born June 12, 1934 in Wisconsin Rapids to Albert and Agnes (Zimmerman) Saeger.  She married William Michalsen on June 14, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids.  He preceded her in death on May 22, 2009.

Gail was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, knitting, crafting and crocheting.  She was very social and enjoyed gathering with her lady friends for coffee and playing cards.  She was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church and was active with Prayer Partners and the quilting group.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gail is survived by her children: John (Ann) Michalsen, Dawn Wenzel (special friend Ray Ringer), and Susan (Gary) Dempze; grandchildren: Tina (Craig) Leverance, Bill (Theresa) Michalsen, Amy (Ryan) Cournoyer, Heidi (Brian) Slinkman, Jenna Dempze (Denton Debuhr), and Katie Wenzel; and 10 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, William, she is preceded in death by her parents and in-laws: Caroline and George Schwartz and Hans and Nora Michalsen.

Gail’s family would like to thank the staff of Arborview Court and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care she received.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Heartland Hospice.

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