Mary Elizabeth Michel (nee Gabler)

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Mary  Elizabeth

Visitation: Thursday January 26, 2023 at HALES CORNERS LUTHERAN CHURCH 12300 W. Janesville Road from 12pm-1pm.

Memorial Service: Thursday January 26, 2023 at HALES CORNERS LUTHERAN CHURCH 12300 W. Janesville Road at 1pm.


Michel, Mary Elizabeth (nee Gabler)

Now rejoicing in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Monday January 9, 2023 age 50 yrs. Dear mother of Ciara Michel and Morgynn Michel. Beloved daughter of  Jean and the late Frank Gabler. Sister of Joel (Denise) Gabler and Nathan (Mary) Gabler. Aunt to Olivia, Abby, Sam, Emma, Andrew, and Lucy. Further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Thursday January 26, 2023 at HALES CORNERS LUTHERAN CHURCH 12300 W. Janesville Road from Noon to the time of Memorial Service at 1:00pm.

Mary served as a Lutheran pre-school teacher for many years.

If so desired memorials to Martin Luther High School in Greendale, WI appreciated.


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  1. Pat Wallace January 13, 2023 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Mary. May God’s hands surround you in peace.

  2. Roxanne Walker January 13, 2023 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Hugs and prayers to you during this difficult time!

  3. Wally and Linda Beekman January 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    So very sorry to hear this. Will pray for peace and comfort. Thankful that she now has peace.

  4. Anna Hancock-Bergquist January 13, 2023 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Steve’s and my thoughts and love go out to you and your family on the loss of your dear sister. We hope your hearts can be filled with peace as you reflect on special memories and moments you may have shared together at different times through the years. We only met Mary about six years ago, and we were touched by her ability to show empathy for others who needed it. She was a bright spot during the last years of my brother’s life. She found joy in serving others despite her own challenges. t know that our dear Lord has His loving arms around her and each of you as well. May she now rest in peace and be made whole and perfect once more.

  5. Mary and Mark Steinbrenner January 14, 2023 at 7:44 am - Reply

    May our Lord Jesus comfort you with His peace.

  6. Eric Glad January 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I grew up across the street from Mary. We played together nearly every single day. So many good memories. I hope you are at peace.

    My deepest sympathies to the Gabler family.

  7. Bob and Ellyn Heicher January 14, 2023 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Praying for all of you. May you have peace and comfort know she is in the arms of Jesus.

  8. Ron Hanson January 16, 2023 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    With the passing of Mary I think its important that people know a bit about her. Mary was an incredible woman. A person who when she cared about you REALLY cared about you. She had a heart of gold and was the most genuine person I’ve ever known. Her favorite color was purple. Her favorite animal was a sloth. She had a dog once named Lucroy who was her faithful companion for years and she loved him an awful lot. She loved her family and spoke often of them. Her mom was her person whom she knew she could count on when she needed help. She loved Christmas Gnomes. She had child-like enthusiasm for children and lit up around them. She was a woman without many resources yet EVERY year bought candy to hand out at Halloween. She was a Christian and believed in God. She loved the sun and loved to lay out in it to tan. She loved Hawaii Five-0 on TV and called the two stars her “Hottie’s”. She loved her daughters A LOT and were extremely proud of their accomplishments. She loved to cook. ( But not the dishes). She LOVED country music and a song recently titled ” Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan was her favorite. She also recently loved James Taylor. Summer was her favorite season. She loved her brothers and their families. Mary loved to teach and excelled at taking care of people when asked to do so. She liked to sing but didn’t do it that often. When her hair got long she said she looked like a “Ragamuffin” which always made me smile. Mary didn’t judge. Her blue eyes were incredible. She didn’t like snow and never wanted to wear a winter hat. She loved the Minnesota Vikings.
    Often this world let her down and she never complained. She gave WAY more to this world than she ever took. When you think of Mary remember
    a woman who was genuine, loving, warm, beautiful, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, caring, smart, accomplished, forgiving, sweet, Godly, and special. Mary Elizabeth Michel was without a doubt the finest person I’ve ever known and this world WILL miss her. She left a mark in this world and will be missed a lot. Take some time today to think about her and the woman she was. We should all count ourselves lucky to have had the privilege of knowing her. I thought in this time it was important that others know who she truly was. A wonderful woman. She was loved a lot and will be missed a lot. In our pain lets remember she is now whole, has a clear mind, no doubt with her dad and Lucroy and enjoying the sun on her face. I take solice in knowing I will one day reunite with my Pretty Girl. R.
    P.S. Also check out God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton. She loved that song and lit up when it came on.

    • Jean Gabler January 21, 2023 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your wonderful thoughts and compliments of Mary, our wonderful daughter. You became a big support to her and could take her mood swings and not break off the friendships. You were very important to. Thank you. You were Gods gift to her.

      Thank you for loving our daughter and for sending those beautiful flowers.

    • Nathan Gabler February 1, 2023 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Ron, thank you for the beautiful bouquet of flowers you sent for Mary’s memorial service. We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers, and we offer our thoughts and prayers in return. God’s blessings to you.

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