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Gayle L. Wilson

Gayle passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born on July 8, 1947 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Leon and Patricia (Volker) Mol. Gayle had worked at Parker Hannifin and most recently at Perrigo for 15 years until her retirement.

She enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and Hospice. Gayle like horses and taking care of the people she loved.

Surviving are her sons, Brad Henry of Otsego and Mike Henry of Plainwell; 3 grandchildren, Seth Henry, Brian Henry and Matthew Henry; great-granddaughter, Kaidence; several nieces, nephews and cousins and special cousin, Ned Volker.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Gayle’s family starting at 11:30 A.M. until the time of the memorial service at 12:30 P.M., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Contributions in memory of Gayle may be made to the

American Cancer Society.

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Doris Evink

November 28, 2018 at 10:23 pm

So sorry to hear about Gayle. I knew her as a teenager when I worked for her parents. Often wondered how she was doing. She will be missed by family and friends.


Jonette Kent

November 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Brad, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. Time will heal your broken heart. Just try and remember all the good memories and keep her in your heart. She is at peace now and in the hands of God. My thoughts are with you and your family.


Jane TenEyck Wolfe

November 29, 2018 at 4:44 pm

I am sorry to hear of Gayle’s passing. We were friends through our teen years & I enjoyed riding her horse on the An Urban ( sp?) and listening to music with our friends. Bon Voyage Gayle.


Linda Cooley

December 1, 2018 at 12:07 am

So very sorry to hear of Gayle’s passing. We were friends and school buddies from way back. Rest In Peace dear Gayle.


Ashley Bergeon

December 2, 2018 at 11:58 pm

My heart is broken alongside you all. Gayle was a very special lady, and I loved her dearly. I know she is much happier now than she ever was here on Earth, but it doesn’t make the hurt less. She was a strong woman and a survivor. Rest easy, Gayle <3 I’ll see you when I get there!


Linda Kozar Kreger

December 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm

My heart and prayers go out to you in the passing of your dear mother, grandmother,aunt,and friend. I knew her as a child,teen and adult. She was always friendly and caring to everyone. Eternal rest Gayle.


Bryan & Linda Lewis

December 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm

We were so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. We’re sorry we can’t be with you on Saturday due to an out of town commitment but will be thinking of you and remembering a favorite cousin.


Gretchen Kershaw

December 7, 2018 at 10:03 am

My heart is saddened to see that Gayle passed on. I have only known Gayle a few months as I was her Shipt shopper delivery girl for her groceries. In my time of meeting her, I was able to learn that she was such an amazing woman, kindhearted, inspiring and content to share her dog with me on my visits. We would have conversations about Jesus and her family and I can say that she LOVED both very much! My prayers are with her family & friends and I am just thankful that I had the opportunity to meet her and get to know her. ~Gretchen Kershaw


Jeanette A. Freeman

December 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Mike and Brad

So sorry for your loss. I lived wth gayle from when she was five. She was caring and loving but she also had a devilish side. She will be missed.

Love you two


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