March 5, 1951 ~ June 18, 2010
Gail A. Yamry, age 59, of Elma, IA, died on Friday, June 18, 2010 at her home. Gail A. Yamry was born on March 5, 1951 to Duane and Lucille (Lysne) Isensee in Minneapolis, MN. She attended Minneapolis South High School. Gail worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Ebenezer Society Home in Minneapolis for many years. Gail was united in marriage to Richard A. Yamry on February, 12 1998 in Minneapolis. She later was employed at Proex Photo Plant in Minneapolis for several years before retiring to Elma, IA in 2005. Gail enjoyed her grandchildren, quilting, needle work, watching her favorite soap opera, and the small town life of Elma. She is survived by her husband Richard of Elma, IA, three sons; Peter Yamry of Richfield, MN, Scott (Stephanie) Isensee of Farmington, MN, and Dan Isensee of St. Paul, MN, brother; Terry Isensee and sister; Dawn Isensee both of Blaine, MN. Gail is also survived by three grandchildren; Breanna, Trevor, and Brett Isensee and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Gary Isensee and sister; Judy Anderson. Memorials: Memorials in Gail's name may be directed to her family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at Bloomington, MN. Service: A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Bloomington, MN.
Sorry to hear the loss of your Mother. She sounds as though she was a very nice person and may her memory stay in your heart. I am in the Farmington, MN area, too. Take care!
I will never forget.
My thoughts and prayers are with you! May you rest in peace Aunt Gail, you will be missed dearly!
June 21, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say…
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”
It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too…
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night……”My day was not in vain.”
And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go…. from that body to be free,
remember you’re not going…..you’re coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
~ Dawn Isensee, Blaine, Minnesota