The family has requested memorials go to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 South East 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Camillus Chapel in Milwaukee at a later date for the immediate family.
Gail Mary Meilinger entered into eternal peace on September 27st, 2023 at the age of 84 years old. Gail fought a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Gail was born in West Bend, Wisconsin on October 30th, 1938 to the late George and Celeste Meilinger (Bremser).
She grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin
She was a very dedicated elementary school teacher for 39 years. She taught first and second grades and also was an art teacher. Her students adored her, as did their parents. A good part of her teaching years were spent at Christ King School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In earlier years she loved to travel with family and friends. She sponsored children from Guatemala and South America and enjoyed visiting with them. For many years she was a wonderful and compassionate caregiver to many. In her younger years she loved flower gardening. Her specialty was growing roses.
Gail’s strong Christian faith was very important to her and helped her face the end of life with courage and dignity.
She is survived by her brother Carl Meilinger, her sister Georgiann Waraksa, her nephews Michael (Sarah Reusch) Waraksa, Mark (Kristin) Waraksa, Robert (Sue) Meilinger, Tom (Joelle) Meilinger, and a niece Jodi (Kent) Buttles. She also had two very special friends Pam and Jude. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Gail was preceded in death by her parents George and Celeste Meilinger (Bremser), her sister in law Beverly Meilinger, a nephew Patrick Meilinger, and niece Mary Meilinger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Camillus Chapel in Milwaukee at a later date for the immediate family. Burial will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery in West Bend, Wisconsin.
The family of Gail would like to thank the staff at St. Camillus for their kind and compassionate care.
May Christ who gave her life take her home and give her eternal rest.
The family has requested memorials go to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 South East 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131