Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Gale Schaefer

March 1, 1950 - June 25, 2018

Gale Schaefer, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully at home in Winneconne on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was born in Neenah on March 1, 1950, to the late Emerson and Dolores Rieckmann of Larsen. Gale graduated from Winneconne High School in 1968. On December 30, 2004, she married Mike Schaefer on the beach in Key West, Florida.
Gale retired 12 years ago from the accounting department at Hoffmaster in Oshkosh. All of her office co-workers enjoyed the home baked treats that she always brought into the office.
She had a special place in her heart for all animals, especially her little teddy bear dog, Lucy, who rarely left her side. Gale found real joy in riding her CanAM Spyder motorcycle, always keeping up with Mike on his Harley. Collecting and reading books was another favorite. Gale and Mike spent the winters in Celebration, and later, Clermont, Florida. She appreciated leaving the winter snow behind and enjoyed the Florida sunshine.
Gale is survived by her husband, Mike Schaefer; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Mark Danke, grandsons, Carter and Chase, all of Winneconne; brother, Randy (Lucine) Rieckmann, of South Dakota. She is further survived by her first husband, Allan (Kathie) Skruby; and other relatives and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Connie Bramlett officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice, especially Erica and Christine, for all their care and concern they gave to Gale.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.
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Ryan Neabling wrote on June 28, 2018
My heart goes out to your entire family and please know that you are all in our prayers!

Tom & Kathi Jones wrote on June 28, 2018
Nicole, sorry for your loss. Did not know her but if she was anything like you she is a winner.

Elin & Svend Koch wrote on June 28, 2018
Our sympathy to Gale's family.

Kathy (Lahaie) Jaeger wrote on June 27, 2018
Mike - I am so sorry that the love of your life is now looking down at you. She was an amazing person that would light up a room with her smile and personality. She had the kindest heart and the best goodies! She will be missed. My heart goes out to you and the extended family.

Cindy & Tim Glass wrote on June 26, 2018
Gail was such a sweet wonderful women. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our deepest sympathy for Mike and her family

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