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Gayle Snyder

July 17, 1940 — December 17, 2021

Gayle Snyder

Gayle Ann Snyder, 81, passed away December 17, 2021 while residing at The August Haus, in Gaylord, MI with her three daughters by her side.

Gayle, was born on July 17, 1940, in Columbus Ohio, the daughter of Norman and Evelyn (Berry) Norris.

Her career and passion was nursing.  Gayle worked in many different areas of nursing and officially retired from the State of Michigan on July 11, 1997.

Prior to her starting nursing school, she and her sister Noreen spent a summer on Mackinac Island. While working at Murdick’s Fudge, she met the late John Monache, who at the time, was stationed on the Island and serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.  They married in May 1960 and together had their three daughters.

She loved living in Northern Michigan and its four seasons!

Hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, hiking, and agate hunting along the shores of Lake Superior with her longtime friend, Georgina.

Gayle participated in the White Pine Stampede Cross Country Race, not once but twice.

Gayle married the late Thomas E. Snyder in Marquette Michigan on September 4, 1993.  Tom preceded her in death on May 3, 2021.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Evelyn, and her sister Noreen.

Surviving are her children, Noreen (Todd) Shafer, Lisa (Dave) Monache-Miller, and Sandy (Stan) Suchey and her stepchildren, Pam Pettit, Jill DelCid and Timothy Snyder.

Grandchildren, David Hill, Dan (Mariesa) Hill, Jennifer (Chad) Wilson, Lauren (Randy) Wenzel, Morgan Seibert, Evan (Bobbi) Shafer, Darren Shafer, Warren Shafer, Dave (Jeanne) Pettit, Carrie (Doug) Eyre and Timothy (Ashley Auge) Snyder.

Great-Grandchildren, Natilie, Noah, Brayden, Brynn and Bryce

Gayle’s celebration of life will take place in Grand Marais, MI in the summer of 2022.

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Northern Michigan Hospice.

Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Sign her online guestbook

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