Gail Rzepa

Obituary of Gail Diane Rzepa

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Gail Diane VanDeCar was born February 9, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan. She was one of ten children born to the union of Walter and Marigold (Lewen) VanDeCar. Gail attended Airport High School in Carleton, Michigan, graduating with the Class of 1972.

Gail was a sweet, kind and loving mother who took care of her three children: Thaddeus, Raymond and Tina. She loved spending time with her three grandchildren: Austin, Lucis and Maxwell. She also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. She provided for her family by working in the meat and grocery department at the Meijer store in Monroe, Michigan. Gail retired after twenty years of faithful and dedicated employment.

Gail Diane Rzepa, age 69, of Monroe, Michigan passed away on Friday December 29, 2023 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Her passing was preceded by her parents: Walter and Marigold VanDeCar; her brother: John VanDeCar; and her sister: Marilyn Clark.

To cherish Gail’s memory, she leaves behind her two sons: Thaddeus Rzepa and Raymond (Carlie) Rzepa Jr., both of Monroe, Michigan and her daughter: Tina (fiancé Patrick Miller) Rzepa of Taylor, Michigan; her five sisters: Karen (Donald) Kuzich of Huron Township, Michigan, Judy (Lynn) Newbound of New Boston,  Michigan, Lisa (Chris) Frederick of Carleton, Michigan, Joan Burton of Newport, Michigan, and Jeanette Parker of Mt. Clemens, Michigan; two brothers: Robert (Donna) VanDeCar of Carleton, Michigan and Michael VanDeCar of Ann Arbor, Michigan.; three grandchildren: Austin Peay of Redford, Michigan and Lucis and Maxwell Rzepa, both of Monroe, Michigan. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

No public services are planned at this time. Gail’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734)384-5185. Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.

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