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Gale Elizabeth Minard

February 10, 1940 — March 11, 2024


Gale Elizabeth Minard, Age 84, of Lovells, MI passed away at her daughter's home in Lovells on Monday, March 11, 2024 surrounded by her family.

Gale was born to Harvey A. Gauthier, Sr. and Georganna K. (Weaver) Gauthier on February 10, 1940 in Grayling, MI. She was married to the late Kenneth E. Minard, Sr. Gale loved to play bingo. She adored her children and grandchildren. She was known as the neighborhood grandma. Everyone called her "Ma and Grandma".

She is survived by children, Janet (Arnold) Renkiewicz, James McCredie, Mary (Jerry Dickenson) Bowen, Gail (Ronald) Ray, Kenneth (Dawn) Minard, Jr., and Sherry (Scott Hill) Caid; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Harvey Gauthier, Jr., Dale Gauthier, Sr., and Jan Gauthier.

Gale is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Minard, Sr., daughter Julie Gates, great-great-grandson Mason Paulson, and siblings Garland, Jim and Stella.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral service at 12:00 pm. Interment of Gale's cremated remains will be at Lovells Twp Cemetery in the spring where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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