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Gail Mickles, 68

Gail Jean Mickles, age 68, of Buffalo, MN, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family May 24, 2022.

Gail was born Jan. 11, 1954, in Little Falls, MN.

Gail married her high school sweetheart Larry Mickles in May 1970. They just celebrated their 52nd anniversary.

They were blessed with three children, Stacie Jastrzebski (Neil), Joel Mickles (Tammy), and Sevgi Mickles (Sarah).

Gail was employed as an inspector in the Twin Cities for most of her life. She also spent time working as a local bartender for several years at Troubles in Howard Lake, MN. Her customers adored and loved her. As most have said, “We truly miss ‘GiGi,’ she was one of the kindest persons we have ever met.”

Gail enjoyed many things in life, including sewing, quilting, and embroidering. Casino outings with family and friends, she loved her ‘keno,’ as well as camping at her seasonal camping spot, otherwise known as her ‘Happy Place,’ with her camping family.

Gail’s greatest passion in life was to spend time with her family, especially her grandkids.

She was deeply loved by her grandchildren, David, Emily, Cianna, and Nathan, and great-grandchild Layla, along with many other loving family members, friends, and patrons.

Gail is preceded in death by her mother, Francis Fuller, and grandmother Loretta Ringwelski.

A celebration of life will take place at Gail and Larry’s ‘Happy Place.’ The St. Cloud Clearwater RV Park, 2454 County Rd. 143, Clearwater, MN, Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Cards can be sent to Larry Mickles, 4027 15th St. N.W., Buffalo, MN, 55313. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, 320-543-3401 www.swansonpeterson.com.

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