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Gail Hemenway dies at 54

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Gail Hemenway, age 54, of Dewar, formerly of Nashua, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 04, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hosptial in Waterloo. A Memorial Service for Gail will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua with Pastor Bill Nielsen officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.Friends may greet the family from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua.  Online condolences for Gail’s family may be left at  Memorials may be directed to the family.Gail Ann was born on Dec. 16, 1961, the daughter of Robert and Joan (Leehey) Hughson in Waterloo.  She attended and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1980.  After graduating, Gail began her employment in Waterloo.  In 1982, Gail was united in marriage to Jerold Fruchtenicht.  The couple later divorced.  To this union three children were born, Kati Marie, Joseph William and Sara Ann.  Gail opened a day care to have the opportunity to stay home with her children.   Later in life, Gail returned to working outside of the home and met Ronald Schilling.  Gail and Ronald were married in 1996 and had two sons, Matthew Ronald and Nathan Henry.  The couple later divorced.  In May of 2015, Gail rekindled her relationship with Thomas Hemenway.  They were married later that year.  Thomas and Gail made their home in Dewar where they currently reside. She enjoyed gardening, needle work and canning produce that she grew in her gardens.Gail is survived by her husband, Thomas Hemenway of Dewar; her children, Kati (Matthew) Altick of Osage, Joseph (Alyssa) Fruchtenicht of Waterloo,  Sara (Ian) Wrage of Waukee, Matthew and Nathan Schilling, both of Nashua; her three grandchildren, Emma, William and Livia; her mother, Joan Hughson of Cedar Falls; her siblings, Dale (Sue) Hughson of Cedar Falls, Paul (Jen) Hughson of Burnsville, Minn., Scot (Tracy) Hughson of Farmington, Mo., Lora Mohling of Cedar Rapids, and numerous extended family members.She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hughson.

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