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Gayle Marie Grimm

Gayle Marie Grimm, 79, of Gering, passed away at home on September 21, 2021. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 27 and her funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, both at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Randy Kreiling officiated the service. Interment followed at East Lawn Cemetery near Minatare. Online condolences may be left at http://www.dugankramer.com

Gayle was born Oct. 26, 1941 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Alois Winslow and Ruth LaVonne (Kreiling) Neal. She attended school in Melbeta, graduating from Melbeta High School with the Class of 1960. She made her home and raised her family in the Kimball area. In 1997, she moved to Melbeta and later to Minatare, making her home the last few years at Dome Rock Manor in Gering until her death.

She loved spending winters in Texas with her companion Jerry Wiseman. Her hobbies included crocheting, stained class, bowling, playing cards, gardening and flowers.

Gayle is survived by her children: Karen (Terry) Smith of Dorchester, Nebraska, Jody McCloud of Gering, Judy (Paul) Culek of Cheyenne, WY, and Karla (Rodney) Jordan of Topeka, Kansas; brother Bill (Marian) Neal of Gering; several grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Lanett Novotny, brother Dave Kreiling, and companion Jerry Wiseman.