Gail A. Christensen

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Gail Ann Christensen, 53, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, following a courageous battle with Huntington ’s disease. Her family was by her side.

Gail was born in Oconto Falls on Dec. 11, 1964, a daughter of Vernon and Dolores (Gilbertson) Christensen. She was a graduate of Gillett High School, and went on to work as a dental hygienist at Gillett Dental Care. Gail was the loving mother of Rachael and Nathan VanArk. She enjoyed reading, music and playing volleyball. And her patients found her to be sweet, kind and professional. She will be sadly missed.

Gail leaves her daughter, Rachael VanArk, of Green Bay; her son Nathan VanArk, of Oconto Falls; and her mother, Dolores Christensen. She is also survived by her siblings: Jane (Russell) Herrman of Ferryville, Allan (Laure) Christensen of Suring, Todd Christensen of Pulcifer, Kevin (Joyce) Christensen of Appleton and Neal (Heidi) Christensen of Pulaski. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gail was preceded in death by her father, Vernon, a brother, Larry Christensen, and a sister, Debbie Zenk.

Memorial visitation for Gail was held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Legacy Funeral Chapels, 108 E. Main St., Gillett, WI 54124. A memorial service followed at 7 p.m. with Pastor Bill Gruenstern officiating. Final rest will be in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls as well as the staff of Unity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Gail. For those wishing, memorials are appreciated to the Huntington’s Disease Society.

For more information please visit or call 920-855-2144.