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Gayle McKenna, age 69

Posted: Monday, Aug 12th, 2013

Gayle McKenna, age 69 of Studio City, CA, died Monday August 5, 2013

Gayle was born June 9, 1944 to Joe and Louise Wiskur in Elkton. She attended Country School District 64 and Elkton High School and then went on to Mankato Commercial College and worked for Northwestern Bell. Gayle worked for several years in Atlanta GA, before making Studio City, CA her long time residency of 40 years.

She was surrounded by family and friends in her last days, as well as the volunteers from the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater California, whom she loved, and who helped embody Gayle’s passion and supported her vision to educate and empower women to take charge of their own health. Everyone who knew Gayle knows she was a truly remarkable person, as a mom, as a leader in the community, and as an inspiration for women across the United States. She will be missed, but Gayle would want the work she began to continue on after her death.

Information about her foundation for Ovarian Cancer support and research can be found at www.ovariancancercalifornia.com. May her memory be a cause for celebration and inspiration.

Gayle is survived by her husband: Jim McKenna; her daughter: Jennifer; her son: Rich; six siblings: Lois Wiskur, Pierre, Judy (Mike) Kampmann, Leroy Wiskur, John Wiskur (fiancée Lisa), Janice (Mark) Cronin and David (Connie) Wiskur, all of Elkton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Roger and DeWayne.

Services will be 10:30 am Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Elkton, SD with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. www.skrochfc.com

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