Gail Helene Kegel (nee Merkl)

Gail Helene Kegel (nee Merkl) was born to eternal life Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at age 66. She was the loving wife and best friend of Frederick “Rick” Kegel for 30 years; dear sister of Gary Merkl; sister-in-law of Patricia Merkl and Linda (Roger) Blankenheim; special aunt of Melinda (Chad) Diels, Kimberly (Dave) Hassman, Christopher Merkl, Chris (Erin) Blankenheim and Jonathan (Jennifer) Blankenheim; and great-aunt of Faith, Gavin, Calan, Logan and Sean. She is also loved by other numerous relatives and many very close friends.

Visitation at will be held from 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1750 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. A service will follow at 6 p.m. There will be a private family burial for Gail at St. Mary’s Visitation Parish Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated by the family in Gail’s name to Calvary Lutheran Church, AngelsGrace Hospice or the ProHealth Stroke Club.

Gail had 30 years of service at GE Medical Systems. Gail was an active member of the Sitzmark and Vagabound ski clubs. Gail was an active participant of Calvary Bible study groups.

Thank you to her many visitors over the past months. A heartfelt thank you to all the doctors and nurses that tended to Gail’s needs over these past months.

Krause Funeral Home in Brookfield is serving the family. For more information, call 786-8009 or visit online at