Sunday, December 30, 2012

Clarice May (Verbeten) Gall

Surrounded by her loving family, Clarice May Gall, age 88, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, at her residence. Clarice was born in Racine on August 22, 1924, daughter of the late John E. and Edna R. (Nee: Lynch) Verbeten.

On November 17, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Ronald D. Gall. She was employed by Racine Unified in food service for many years. Clarice was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed dancing with the Circle 8 Square Dancers. A devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Clarice found great joy in cooking and entertaining family and friends. She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ronald; her children, Ron Gall of Summit Lake, WI, Angie (Errol) Martin, Ken Gall, Joan (Douglas) Selky, Don Gall, all of Racine; six grandchildren, Ted, Joel and Adam (Kate) Martin, Emelia and Lilian Selky; Riley Gall; great-grandson William Martin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen Verbeten, Willis Vanderhoef, Donna Mae (Gene) Murarski and Arlene Londre, all of Racine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Joseph Verbeten, Edward Verbeten, Evelyn (Bill) Bislew, Margaret (Henry) Highman, Joyce (Alex) Hollow, Ruth Vanderhoef, and Rosemary Verbeten.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 4, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Heart Failure Clinic, Cardiac Connections Hospice and to all of Clarice’s caregivers for their loving and compassionate care.

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