Obituary: Dorale Jane Gerlach

Dorale Jane (Pauly) Gerlach, 60, R.N., of Peck, died on Monday, July 29, 2019, surrounded by her family after a valiant battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

She was born Jan. 19, 1959. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Doris Pauly. Dorale will be greatly missed by her husband of 40 years, Galen Gerlach; sons, Trae and Gage Gerlach; brothers, Ken (Marilyn) Pauly, Keith (Carol) Pauly, Ralph (Margie) Pauly, Tim (Dian) Pauly, and Jerry (Cindy) Pauly; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Bonnie Gerlach; brother-in-law, Rob (Theresa) Gerlach; sisters-in-law, Charlotte (John) Nuessen, and Jodi (Dave) Swinehart; a large extended family; and a multitude of friends.

Dorale graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing with the Class of 1980. Dorale was an angel in the lives of her family, and as a nurse for 38 years for her numerous patients, their families, and her many co-workers. Everyone always commented about her beautiful smile, and gentle, sweet and compassionate nature.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain. On Friday, Aug. 2, there will be visitation at 9 a.m and rosary 10 a.m., with funeral at Mass 10:30 a.m., all at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Garden Plain. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain, is in charge of arrangements.