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Kay Marie Gale

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October 30, 1962 - February 3, 2024


Kay Gale, age 69, of Algona, passed away on Saturday Feb.  3, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.  Private graveside services at Cedar Cemetery in Fonda will be held at a later date. Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family. Condolences may be left at and sympathy cards may be mailed to Kay’s family at 509 N. Dodge St., Algona, Iowa 50511.

Kay Marie Gale, the daughter of Dale and Dorothy (Wahlgren) Ninneman, was born on Oct. 30, 1954, in Sac City.  She graduated from Sac City High School in 1973. Kay then attended Westmar College in Le Mars for a year before getting an Associate’s Degree at Iowa Central Community College in dental hygiene.

Kay worked as a personal banker at Northwest Bank in Algona.  She was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City.  Kay enjoyed bird watching, decorating her home and she loved cats.

Left to cherish Kay’s memory is her best friend and partner, Terry Gaedke of Algona; a sister, Marilyn (Ben) Buehler of Lake View; cat, Pumpkin; niece, Erin (Rob) Hoehle of Urbandale; nephew, Brett (Katie) Buehler of Dallas Center; aunt and uncle, Carol and Carl Wahlgren of Rogers, Ark.; and several special cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

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