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Gail F. Petersen
  • Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department Mounted Division
    1500 Lamont Ave.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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“My prayers are with the family. May your memories be a comfort to you . ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Donita Simmons - Scotts, MI

2 of 11 | Posted by: cheryl hopkins - Knoxville, TN

“I am in shock to learn of Gails death. She was married to my cousin Pete. I will miss her. I am so sorry for Abey, her daughter who will miss her...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Barb Knoll - Berrien Springs

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. May her memory be a blessing. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Welch - AZ

5 of 11 | Posted by: Lois Waldorf-Osterhouse - Climax, MI

“So sorry for your lost remember her from Augusta ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Hull (Hilton) - Battle Creek, MI

“Abby & Gip. I am so sorry for your lost. In my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Parker

“She maintained true bravery and grace without these past months. She had continued concerned about her family and animals. Easy to see how her love...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dan and Pam Weston - Plainwell, MI

“I am so thankful to have recently reconnected with Gail at a couple of Class of '63 events. It was as if no time had passed and we picked up right...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“What a wonderful person, who will be greatly missed. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jane Miller - E. Leroy, MI

“Gail... Wearer of shiny black pigtails and sweet playmate from our earliest years, walking to school buddy, and friend. I'm so very happy we...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jan Speers Rachor - Paris, TX

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Gail F. Petersen, age 72, of Galesburg passed away at her home on Monday morning, July 17, 2017. She was born in Kalamazoo on May 4, 1945, the loving daughter of Richard "Dick" and Freda (Modderman) Wilson. Gail truly loved all animals and served for many years as a Veterinary Assistant and bookkeeper with the Galesburg and Beadle Lake Large Animal Clinics.

Gail married Peter Edward Petersen in Kalamazoo on May 10, 1991; he tragically preceded her in death on October 26, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Abby (Guy) Santek of Galesburg; sons, Daniel G. White Jr. of Kalamazoo and Douglas White, of Chelsea; six grandchildren, Danny, Lesli, Debbie, Connie, Lizzy, and Parker White; a sister, Patricia Raymer, and several great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

An avid animal lover, Gail enjoyed riding horses, and working on the family farm, "The Zoo of Fort Custer Drive". She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends.

The family will receive friends 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23rd at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel 9170 East D. Ave. (M-89) Richland, where a memorial service to celebrate Gail's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 24th. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department Mounted Division, 1500 Lamont Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Gail may be placed at