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Gail Sydney

Gail S. Chetlain

(nee Johnson) Feb. 29, 2020, age 81 years. Mother of Marshall and Robert Chetlain. Sister of Gloria (the late William) Laemmel and Robert F. (Jody) Johnson. Aunt of Margaret (Mike) Laemmel-Sandoval, William (Amy) Laemmel, Bruce (Jennifer) Laemmel, Bart Laemmel, Eric (Patsy) Johnson, Joslyn (John) Sapp, and Sydney (Erik) Waisanen. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert S. and Catherine “Kay” Johnson.

Besides being a full-time mother to Marshall and Robert, Gail also worked as an insurance agent with Northwestern Mutual Life in Milwaukee and was eventually transferred to their North Carolina office. She decided she needed a change, and left NML to pursue a career as a real estate agent in North Carolina. Gail eventually decided to move back to Milwaukee and got a job at the offices of MGIC where she “wore many hats” and she was able to use her experience in real estate to help coordinate corporate real estate assessments. Later in life, Gail decided she needed another change and began working at Sendik’s in Whitefish Bay. During that time she also became an apartment manager, which she continued to do until her retirement.

Memorial gathering Saturday, August 1, 2020 at United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay 819 E. Silver Spring Drive Whitefish Bay, WI 53217, from 10:00 AM until time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place. For your protection and the protection of others please wear a mask. If you have a compromised condition or are not feeling well, Please stay away!

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice, preferred.

Past Comments

Jane Gibson Fedder

Yes, she wore many hats at MGIC. I had the honor of working with Gail. She was my supervisor but was embarrassed when I introduced her to my father as my “boss”. At times she intimidated me but only because she expected nothing but the best. As time went by our love for antiques made us friends. I did not know of her passing. I was just thinking about her and saw the obituary. I’m in AZ now. Wish I could have said goodbye. Bye Gail. See you later

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