Gail A. Hemenway

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Gail Hemenway, age 54, of Dewar, Iowa formerly of Nashua, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hosptial in Waterloo, IA. A Memorial Service for Gail will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 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 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, October 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 December 16, 1961, the daughter of Robert and Joan (Leehey) Hughson in Waterloo, Iowa. 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, IA, Joseph (Alyssa) Fruchtenicht of Waterloo, IA, Sara (Ian) Wrage of Waukee, IA, 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, MN, Scot (Tracy) Hughson of Farmington, MO, Lora Mohling of Cedar Rapids, IA and numerous extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hughson.

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  1. To my oldest niece. You were a fun loving full of life person who loved her children more than they will ever know. Sometimes life has a way of twisting and turning our plans and taking us in directions that we never expected to take. You will always be in my heart. Love Aunt Pat

  2. Gail you are now in God’s hands. A place where you will be safe with all the angels and saints. I will always remember your smile, your good intentions to do things, our talks and your telling me of the deep love that you have for your children and grandchildren and brothers and sister. You can now guide them from above. Like the flower, I know that you will not forget them and neither will I. Nor will I forget you.. May God put your soul at rest and your mind at ease…. I love you… Aunt Bonnie

  3. Katie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother, It was a honor to know her over the last number of years. She was a wonderful women that always talked with endless words of love of her children & grandchild. Katie it has been a joy to cross your path again during your Mothers journey. God gained another Angel in his kingdom. Susan

  4. I had the pleasure of knowing Gail, she always spoke about her family in depth, she was full of love and compassion!!!! She loved and cared for others deeply…. my thoughts and prayers are with the family….. Many Blessings to All, and May God continue to show His love to ALL!!!!! God Bless, Teresa

  5. Larry & Lisa Painter
    We are saddened to hear of Gail’s passing too soon. We were honored to be a friend of Gail’s several years ago. She loved her family dearly and she will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt sympathies with thoughts and prayers of comfort, strength and healing for her family at this very difficult time. God bless you all!

  6. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. The lost of a loved one grieves the heart and words are never enough to take away the pain. However, our Heavenly Father knows your grief. As a loving and caring Father, He will be there to comfort and sooth your “broken-heart and crushed spirit”. ( Psalm 34:18 ). May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise of a day when you will reunite with your loved one again. ( Isaiah 26:19 ). My sincere condolences to the family.

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