Gail M. Jokat

Passed away Wednesday December 2, 2015 at St. Francis Home.  Age 75 years. Gail Marie Jokat was born November 2, 1940 in Oakland, California to the late Harold and Delores (Meyer) Jokat. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1954 and graduated from Birch Run High School in 1959. Gail was engaged to Ed Grabowsky and he predeceased her in Vietnam on October 28, 1965. She received her Associate Degree in Art from Delta College in 1973, and later attended Detroit College of Business, where she earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 1986. In 1992, she became certified as a nanny through Delta College, and then moved to Connecticut and worked for several families as a nanny. Also, she later worked as a nanny in Dearborn, Michigan. Gail loved children, especially her nieces and nephews. Surviving are four sisters: Diane (Robert) Salisbury of Howell, Maxine (Merle) Schmitzer of Birch Run, Joan (Tom) Kerr of Frankenmuth, and Marcia (Terry) Passinault of Linwood. Also surviving are many other loving family members and friends. Gail was also predeceased by her brother Robert W. Jokat.  
According to Gail’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Rev. James Chinery will officiate a memorial service at 11AM Tuesday January 12, 2016 at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 Midland Road (S. M-47). Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday from  10AM until the time of service. Memorial offerings are suggested to St.FrancisHome. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.reitzherzberg.com, an O’Guinn Family Funeral Home.


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