Gail M. Kirk

Gail M. Kirk (nee Cassidy, formerly Dercks), 63, was called home to heaven on Saturday, July 13, 2013, after a one-year battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Duane. She was the passionate mother of Scott Dercks, Laura (Scott) Henderson, Chad Dercks and Jesse (Kathy) Dercks; proud grandma of Kayla, Samuel, Ethan, Caden, Faith and Elle; dearest stepmom of Tom (Magali Crutzen) Kirk, Steve Kirk and Dave (Anna) Kirk; stepgrandma of Jerzy and Benjamin; and dear sister of Thomas (Rita) Cassidy and David Cassidy. She will be dearly missed by many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Olivia (nee Vasquez) and Lawrence Cassidy.

Gail was a devoted nurse and caregiver with a passion to help people. She loved being in the presence of children, especially her grandchildren. Gail enjoyed travel, camping and nature with Duane.

A memorial gathering will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. memorial Mass on Tuesday, July 23, at Christ King Catholic Church, 2604 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated for a commemorative stone to be placed at Zilber Hospice.

Thank you to Mary Ann and Father John for their spiritual guidance.

Krause Funeral Home, 414-464-4640, is serving the family.