Gail Nance Simmons

Feb. 2, 1937 - April 17, 2007

Gail Nance (nee Petermair) Simmons, 70, of the town of Ottawa, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

She was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Raymond Joseph and Irma (nee Petko) Petermair.

Gail married David Edward Simmons on Jan. 28, 1956, in Pewaukee. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wales.

She is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Dan) Engen of the town of Ottawa and Rachel (Tim) Pawlowski of Mosinee; grandchildren, Erik, Amanda and Hayley Engen and Casey Pawlowski; sisters, Judy (Ron) Mazier of Park Falls and Pat (Ken) Cunderman of Mosinee; sister-in-law, Marjorie (Dick) Newton of Novato, Calif.; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; parents, Raymond and Irma Petermair; and mother- and father-in-law, George and Marion Simmons.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave. (Highway 67), Oconomowoc. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Erik Cloeter officiating. Burial is at Forest Hills Cemetery in Pewaukee.

The family appreciates memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit