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Gail D. Semler (nee Gibson), age 81, passed away with her loving family at her side on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Gail was born July 21, 1936 in Durand, WI to Russell and Eleanor (Bennett) Gibson. She married the love of her life, Orville T. Semler, on March 2, 1957 at St. Rita's Church in West Allis.
Gail will always be known by the family as a social butterfly who loved to plan parties and family gatherings. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards, dancing and cheering on the Packers. She was employed for over 20 years at McDonald's as a crew chief. Gail was a selfless woman that went to all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren's sporting events - she was their SUPER FAN who loved and cherished her family. Gail was known as Mrs. Claus because of her love of Christmas. She started the family tradition of candy and cookie making each year with her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Surviving Gail are her loving husband of 61 years, Orville; her children, Linda (Joey) Bonus of Dousman, Rusty (Pam) Semler of Ottawa, and Mike (Beth) Semler of Genesee; her grandchildren, Nicole (Ben) Pahl, Stacey Sachse, Katelyn Semler, Ryan Semler (Brittany), Kyle Zimmerman, Ashley Zimmerman, Cody Semler, Kayla Semler, and Gavin Bonus; her great-grandchildren, Brady Pahl, Maddie Pahl, Sienna Sachse, Austyn Sachse, and Briggs Sachse; her sister, Joan (Al) Fohr; her brother, Terry (Jeanne) Sires; niece, Julie (Stan) Miller, and nephew, Bob (Trisha) Fohr; other relatives and many good friends.
Funeral services for Gail will be Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00 (Noon) at Thelen Funeral Services (W309 S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie, WI - NW corner of Hwy's 59/83). Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM until the time of services. Burial will be at St. Paul Parish Cemetery. A light reception will follow the services.
Memorial contributions in Gail's name can be directed to the American Association of Cancer Research.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie is honored to be assisting the family.