Gale Lynn Smith (Graesch) age 58, mother of four and wife to Jon Smith passed on August 11th, 2022, into the hands of the lord surrounded by family. Funeral services will be private at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family. www.geilenfeldfh.com
Gale was born on December 14th, 1963, in Oelwein Iowa to Floyd and Jean Graesch (Dibble). She grew up with a large family making many fond memories on the farm and down by the creek. She had many close relationships that guided and shaped her to be a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend.
She married Jon Smith on January 14th, 1989, in Oelwein Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Sarah, Alyssa, Tanner, and Blake. As a mother she was loving, kind and humorous. She loved doting on her three grandchildren and all the neighborhood children, making sure to have plenty of popsicles and treats on hand.
In her spare time, Gale enjoyed tending to her flower beds, watching the birds in the morning while drinking her coffee, reading, and watching her favorite soap, The Young and the Restless. She loved getting together with family to play cards, listening to music, and sharing a sandwich with her cat Sophie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Steven Graesch.
Survivors include her husband Jon Smith of Hazleton Iowa; her children: Sarah Smith of Dubuque Iowa, Alyssa (Michael) Prohaska of Dubuque Iowa, Tanner (McKayla) Smith of El Paso Texas, Blake (Destiney Campbell) Smith of Wyoming Iowa; three grandchildren: Braylon, Addison, and Chelsea; her siblings Deb (JR) McManigle, Ray (Jeanne) Graesch, and sister-in-law Stacy (Bob) Jones; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.