Joan Petrie Gale, Browns Lake, died at Geneva Lake Manor on Oct. 7, 2011. She was born in Chicago to the late Charles S. Petrie and Helen Gessler Petrie in 1928.

Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years and caregiver, Leo R. Gale, Browns Lake; daughters, Marsha (Norman) Jewell, Elizabethtown Ky., Cindy (Jack Atkinson) Gale, Silver Lake, Pam Hegji, Wauconda Ill.; grandchildren, Erik (Devon) Carlson, Elizabethtown, Amber (Kyle) Davis, Clovis, N.M., Sandra and Renee Hegji, Wauconda; four great-grandchildren; sister, Carole (Owen) Barnett, Tinley Park, Ill.; sister-in-law, Barbara (Albin) Szewczyk, Granger, Ind.

She was further preceded in death by her son–in-law, Arthur Hegji.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory, Burlington, is assisting the family.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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