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Gale Fisher

November 18, 1943 — April 13, 2024

Loretta Gale Fisher "Gale", a vibrant and beloved wife, mom, grandma, and sister passed away on April 13, 2024, after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She was 80 years old.

Born in 1943 to Loretta and George Davis, both of whom preceded her in death, Gale's life was a tapestry of diverse experiences and unwavering devotion to her family. From her humble beginnings in Russell Hill, Pennsylvania, to her formative years in New Jersey and her adulthood in Illinois and Wisconsin, Gale's journey was marked by a deep appreciation for the richness of life. She met and married her husband Paul in 1973 and they were fortunate enough to have 50 wonderful years together.

Gale's spirit shined in her many passions and pursuits. She attended Newark Teachers College, and later found joy in the friendly skies as a flight attendant for United Airlines, making connections with colleagues and travelers with a smile and her outgoing nature. Her attention to detail led her to roles at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Winnebago Mental Health Center among other places, where she made many lasting friendships.

Gale's creative talents were equally impressive. She delighted in sewing, crafting, cooking, baking, and canning, earning the admiration of family and friends with her award-winning jellies. The holidays, especially Christmas, held a special place in her heart, as she transformed her home with beautiful decorations including stockings stuffed to overflowing with trinkets, each carefully wrapped, and hosted an annual cookie decorating day that became a cherished tradition.

Gale's remarkable dedication to her community was evident and included her selflessly lending her time as a 4H leader, a Wild Rose Lioness and Lion, and even a basketball coach and softball coach for her daughter’s teams. She enthusiastically volunteered for various charities and church events throughout her life.

Gale's greatest joys, however, came from watching her children pursue their own passions and from becoming a devoted cheerleader to her grandchildren at concerts, plays, sporting events and dance performances. She couldn’t have been a more proud mom and grandma. She also delighted in nature and loved watching the birds and other wildlife in the woods near her home. 

In addition to her husband, Paul, Gale is survived by her children Wendi (Gregg) Schreiter, Carri (Mike) Hale, and Ray(Kevin Carr) Fisher, two grandchildren Trenton and Kennedy Schreiter,  a brother, George (Chris) Davis and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Gale's legacy lives on in the hearts of her loved ones, who will forever remember her humor and jokes, her generosity, and her unwavering commitment to creating moments of joy for those around her. Although we say goodbye with sadness, we are left with the profound understanding that her spirit will continue to inspire and uplift all those whose lives she touched.

As we lay her to rest, we offer our deepest gratitude to the caregivers at Fresenius in Waupaca and the drivers who got her there safely every week, Evergreen in Oshkosh, and Heartland Hospice, whose gentle hands tended to Gale with the same love and care she showered upon others.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Friday, April 19th at the Wild Rose Lions Club (1100 South Main Street, Wild Rose, WI)  beginning at 10:30 am, with sharing of memories at 11:00am. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma for assisting with arrangements.

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Celebration of Life

Friday, April 19, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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