Gail M. Walker

FLORENCE, Wis. – Gail M. Walker, 66, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Unity Hospice in Green Bay, Wis.

She was born March 10, 1947, in Racine, Wis., daughter of the late Ervin and Hilma (Kujanpaa) Kugler. Gail grew up in Phelps, Wis., and was a graduate of Phelps High School.

She married Edward L. Walker on Nov. 17, 1966, in Fort Carson, Colo. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2006. They resided in Fort Carson for a year and a half before moving to Hartford, Wis. They lived in Hartford from 1968 until 1973 when they moved to Aurora, Wis., and eventually to Florence.

Gail enjoyed reading, gardening and especially spending time with her family. She loved her cat, Kit, who was her loyal companion.

She is survived by two sons, Gordon (Billie) Walker of Florence, William (Laura) Walker of Florence; one brother, Kenneth Kugler of Allentown, Wis.; one sister, Kay Kugler of Eagle River, Wis., one sister-in-law, Judy Carslon of Phelps, Wis.; six grandchildren, Morgan, Erin, Vanessa, Kristal, Max and Zack; and two great-grandchildren, Leah and Bentley.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Ed, Gail was preceded in death by one brother, James Kugler.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence.

A celebration of life service will follow Friday at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Kate Shruba will officiate.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Gail, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence to honor Gail’s legacy of life.