Gail Cathryn (Boelter) Karstaedt, 59, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at her home.
Gail was born on June 21, 1961, in Milwaukee to Donald and Yvonne (Wilkum) Boelter. She graduated from Bayview High School in 1979. After high school, Gail attended Lakeland College, (where she ultimately graduated in 2008). Gail was united in marriage to Kyle Karstaedt on August 4, 1984 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. Gail worked in finance for Kohler Company, and ultimately retired after 30 years of service, and was a proud member of the ‘Quarter Century Club.’
Gail was a kind, loving, and giving person. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grams, and friend to all who knew her. She was always trying to help those around her in any way that she could. If she could make someone’s life easier, she would give her time and energy to do so.
Gail was very active in her community and church. She volunteered at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in the Retail Store, helped connect many widowed women together to talk about their lives after loss, taught Sunday school at St. Mark Lutheran and First United Lutheran. She was also part of several professional groups including Financial Women International and Women in Management. She also served as a Girl Scout leader.
One of Gail’s favorite things to do was spend time with her ‘grands’. She also enjoyed counted cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, card making, and collecting nativities and angels. Gail also loved working in her garden and enjoyed the peace of nature.
Gail will be missed by her husband of 36 years, Kyle; daughter, Anna Gail (Dan) Pittner; ‘grands’, Vanessa, Rebecca, Roman, and Vivian; parents, Donald and Yvonne; brothers, Brian (Cece), Edward (Monika), Rus (Michelle); sister, Amy (Joe) Corrao; several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
Gail is preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Hildemar (Konkel) Karstaedt.
A private Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021. Gail’s service will be livestreamed from her obituary page on www.zimmerfuneralhome.com at 12:30 PM.
A public visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Zimmer Westview Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Gail’s family would like to thank the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for the wonderful care that they gave with special thanks to Cariann.
Any memorial contributions may be directed to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Gail’s name.
Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to leave a message of sympathy for the family.