Obituary: Gail M. Nolte

Gail Nolte

Gail Nolte

Gail M. Nolte, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee after a battle with cancer.

She was born April 5, 1955, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Kiehnau. Gail was baptized on May 22, 1955, and confirmed on May 25, 1969, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy. She graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1973. On August 11, 1979, Gail married Michael E. Nolte at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy. For the past 31 years, she has been employed with Dr. Paulsen at Door County Eye Associates.

To Gail, the love her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had for her was her strength and guiding light throughout life. She wished all could know His love and the sacrifice He made for our salvation. The love the Lord had for her shined throughout her life, even while facing cancer. A favorite bible verse of Gail’s was Romans 8:28.

She deeply loved her family life, and she was a natural at cooking and her love of culinary arts was evident even in the simplest of meals. Gail loved the outdoors, gardening, tending to her flowers, and bird watching.

She was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy. Gail was constantly giving, as she taught Sunday school for 25 years, sang in the church choir, volunteered at Zion Lutheran School one day a week, and served on several eye mission trips to Mexico. Gail was a proud member of her high school friends group, WWOW.

Family members surviving include her loving husband, Michael of Sturgeon Bay; daughter, Hope (Robert Jr.) De Leon of Milwaukee; Mike’s family; her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Kiehnau of Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Linda (friend, Paul Wickmann) Wait of Sturgeon Bay, Sandy Lee of Redington Shores, Florida, Lori (Darrell) Waller of Forestville; nieces and nephews.

She has been reunited with her son, Derek (1996); and her father, William Kiehnau (2007).

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 28, 2015, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy with the Rev. Benjamin Enstad officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Monday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Gail’s memory to Zion Lutheran School, DOOR CANcer, Inc., and Sunshine House.

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