Gayle Margaret Sjoberg, of Littleon, Colorado formerly of Mora and Brainerd, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at her home. She was 48 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Grace Lutheran Church of Mora with Rev. Doug Larson and Rev. Brenda Wicklund officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 3-6 pm on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Gayle Margaret Sjoberg, of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Mora, Minnesota; passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at her home. She was 48 years old.
Gayle Margaret Sjoberg was born July 9th, 1964 to Alan and Mary Sjoberg in Minneapolis, MN. Gayle graduated from Mora High School in 1982 and St. Cloud Business College in 1984.
Gayle had one wonderful daughter, Jami (Boutin) and husband Chad Wallgren. Gayle worked many years at NSP/Xcel Energy, where she held positions of great responsibility and where she met so many wonderful friends. Gayle lived in Zimmerman MN during Jami’s school years and later moved to Brainerd, MN where she loved the north-country. In 2010, Gayle moved to Portland, OR for a new job. In 2011, she moved to her final home in Littleton, CO, where she worked at Xcel Energy and enjoyed the extreme beauty of the Denver area and met so many great people. Gayle and her beloved dog Saddie found great happiness in the mile high city!
Gayle passed away on April 14th, 2013 from a long illness in the comfort of her own home in Colorado. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents (Algot and Myrtle Sjoberg and Emmert and Anna Ott, Aunt Margaret (Gene) Brown and Uncle Maynard (Myrna) Ott, Cousin Krista Ott, Cousin Frank Sgambato, Aunt Vera (Delbert) Wicklund, Cousin Glen Wicklund, Cousins Sandy and Elizabeth May.
Gayle is survived by her daughter Jami Ann (Chad) Wallgren of Brainerd, MN; her parents Alan and Mary Sjoberg of Mora, MN; Sister Judy (Matt) Deis of Plymouth, MN; Sister Ann (Dan) Tetnowski of Mora, MN; Brother Mike (Corinne) Sjoberg of Mora, MN; Special cousins Teri (Rob) Heggernes and Kari (Darwin) Tetnowski of Mora, MN and Jerry (Laura) Brown of Aberdeen, SD; Nieces/Nephews Sarah, Stephanie and Danny Deis, Nicole and Aaron Tetnowski, Logan Sjoberg and Jana Savage, Jacob and Zachary Tetnowski, Joshua Heggernes, Lane Brown; many other cousins, aunts and uncles.
Gayle loved her job and all the people she worked with currently and in the past in the MN office. She really enjoyed traveling and was lucky enough to visit many different places in the world. She had a special “green thumb” and loved flowers and plants, taking after Grandma Myrtle Sjoberg. Gayle was a generous person with a big heart! She enjoyed volunteering and giving back to the community. Her favorite volunteering activities were Meals-on-Wheels and cooking lunch for kids at the Brainerd Family of Life Lutheran school. She loved to cook for anyone and hosted many parties in her past, cooking for and spending time with family and friends. Her laugh was one-of-a-kind! Remember her giggle and smile!
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Doug Larson and Rev. Brenda Wicklund officiating. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 3- 6pm on Sunday, April 21st at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Honorary Urn Bearers are Matt Deis and Dan Tetnowski.