Wisniewski, Gail A.,
Loving wife, sister and aunt passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the University of Michigan Hospital. Age 57 years. Daughter of the late Leonard and Tillie (Gilbaga) Gnatkowski, Gail was born May 24, 1955 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Michael Wisniewski on July 31, 1976. He survives her. Gail worked in the optometric field for 20 years and was most recently employed by Andersen Eye. She was involved in numerous dog clubs and raised and trained dogs. Surviving besides her husband Michael are one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Judy Gnatkowski, Saginaw Twp.; eight nieces and nephews including her god child, Ashley Gnatkowski.
A special thank you to the hospital staff of University of Michigan and Phoenix Family Physicians for the love and care they have provided over the last months.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Josaphat Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Saginaw Area Foundation for Eye Care (SAFE) or University of Michigan Hospital Foundation.
“I miss Gail so much already, but know that she is at peace now. I promise you that Gusto will have a home that will love him as much as you did. We will all be together someday and run with our dogs. All our love, Debbie, John, Skaia, Fozzie, and Georgi.”
— Debbie & John Dawe
“My deepest sympathy to you all. I haven't seen Gail in awhile and did not know she had been ill. We worked together 20 some years ago at Heritage Family Physicians in the basement doing insurance precerts. She was always full of energy and smiles and always had great stories about her dogs. :) ”
— Kari Hoffmann
“Mike, I was sad to hear about Gail. I wish I could come to the funeral, but I am recovering from surgery. My prayers go out to both of you. Love, Joe”
— Joe Hergenrather
“So sorry for all of those that know and love Gail. What an infectious smile and personality she always had...It was always a good time if Gail was there! She fought a long difficult battle and managed to keep that smile on her face...She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for all of her family, friends, and lives she has touched.”
— Jennifer (Jolin) Langschwager
“Mike, we are so sorry about Gail's passing. We have loved being your neighbors for all these years and will truly miss her. You are both in our prayers.”
— Fran and Rick
“Mike and Family, I am a friend of Jeannie and Betty Ann. I met you and Gail just once at your most recent sale. Gail was a trooper and I kept track of her through Jeanniie. I'll always remember her because of her strength and positive attititude. May God bless you and yours. Rely on him, he will get you through this difficult time..”
— Audrey Ledbetter
“I would like to give my condolences to the family. I haven't seen Gail in sometime. My son and I had taken our Siberian Huskey to one of her dog training classes. Gail was a wonderful person and her passion for dogs was wonderful. My heart goes out to her husband Michael and the rest of her family and friends. She will be missed.”
— Donna Williams
“My sincere condolences to Mike and your entire family. Gail was a dear old friend and a excellent student in my advanced classes. I had not idea that she was ill. Of course i wish I could have said my goodbyes, but this will have to do. Rest in peace my dear friend, you laughter will be sorely missed! A. J.”
— A. J. Slaughter III
“Dear Mike and Gails Family, So shocked to read this. I saw the obits tonight on TV. I work weekends and don't stay in touch with the world til I'm done late Monday. All I can say are the many wonderful times we had growing up. She was always my Big Sister. We played basketball together in High School. Did much driving around trying to find out what Mike was up too. So many silly things. Was blessed to see Mike and Gail be married. Then we lost tract of each other when they moved to Arizona. She will be missed . She always had great excitement for everything she did. I know this will be difficult. Many prayers to Mike, Gary and your family. With much Sympathy Ruth Olsen Palmer”
— Ruth Ann Palmer