Gail J. Bakeberg, age 63, of Maple Lake. passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, after a 10-year battle with multiple myeloma.
A celebration of life will take place Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany; with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
At Gail’s request, her body will be donated to the University of Minnesota Medical Center for the advancement of science.
In lieu of flowers or cards, donations can be sent to Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902.
The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.
Gail was born July 25, 1954, in Hollywood Township, to Edmund and Erma Kubasch. She was baptized Aug. 15, 1954; and confirmed May 19, 1968.
Gail will be deeply missed by everyone, especially her grandchildren. She loved to spend time with them, playing games and baking cookies; and even extended her love of bingo to the friends of her grandchildren.
Gail enjoyed watching their activities and spoiling them with sweets. She also enjoyed saying nightly prayers during sleepovers and always ended the prayer with “God bless Grandma Gail cuz she is the best,” which made them giggle. Her humor and wit will live with us forever.
Gail and Scott enjoyed traveling together. Over the years, they attended Golden Gopher bowl games in Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona. They also went to Las Vegas to see a Cher concert, and toured Bourbon Street in New Orleans. They were also invited to Boston by Sun Life Financial to talk at their corporate meeting.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Erma Kubasch; and sister-in-law, Arla Kubasch.
She is survived by Scott Berning of Maple Lake; sons, Randy (Melissa) Bakeberg of Maple Grove, and Rob (Melissa) Bakeberg of Otsego; grandchildren Carter, Cooper, Ava, and Adaleyne; brother Jim of Hollywood Township; and Rollin (Carol) Kubasch of Hutchinson; and many nieces and nephews.