Gail Sampo

A special celebration of the life of Gail Sampo will take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Steffen Middle School in Mequon. Gail passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., at the age of 63. A memorial service was held on July 8 at the Lake Havasu Mortuary and the burial took place in Wauwatosa.

Gail was born on May 16, 1943 in Milwaukee to Henry and Ruth Sampo. She moved to Lake Havasu City in Arizona in May of 2002.

Gail was a devoted and caring teacher at Steffen Middle School in Mequon for over 30 years and was a founding member of the middle school’s outdoor education program.

Gail is survived by her sisters Sharine Kirk and Bonnie Scheels; and her nephews Matthew Kirk and Joshua (Kristine) Scheels.