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Gail P. WIK Obituary
Age 77 Born Gail Patricia Parsons on July 12, 1936 in Mankato, MN. Died January 18, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends in Bloomington, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Isabel Parsons, of St. Paul, MN. Survived by husband, Bill; brother, Gary (Rita and Jim) Parsons; children, Kevin (Alisa Eland), Kim, Jeff and Christopher Johnson; stepchildren, Scott and Blake Wik and Kristen Karvala; grandchildren, Brennan, Keegan, Ryan, Brianna, and Rosa, Nola and Logan; aunt, Delores Burg (age 102); and many cousins and friends. Gail grew up in St. Paul, MN in a Catholic family and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1954. She was an alumnus of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Social Work. After retiring from the Minnesota Department of Corrections in 1997, she moved to Blue Eye, MO with Bill. Gail had many friends and loved ones. She loved ballet, dancing, music, boating, travel and theatre. She was the most loving mother, grandmother and friend - she will be greatly missed by all. Memorials should be sent to the Minnesota Historical Society or the Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Fund. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held in the Twin Cities in a few weeks. Family and friends will be contacted soon regarding the details.


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Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 26, 2014
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