Gail Kugler, 1960-2017

Gail A. Kugler, 57, of LaPorte, passed away unexpectedly at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, in Noblesville, IN.

She was born February 19, 1960, in LaPorte to Warren K. and Constance (Wilson) Wollert.

Gail worked at Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City; owned and operated Furry Friends Grooming, LaPorte; and worked as a veterinarian assistant. Gail loved all animals, especially her furry kids, Payton and Shiva. She was a Girl Scout Leader for Troop #221 for many years and truly loved the members and their families. Above all, Gail loved spending time with her children and enjoyed camping, shopping and Christmas trees.

On March 17, 1990, in LaPorte, she married the love of her life, Karl A. Kugler, who survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Warren and Constance Wollert of Indianapolis; two daughters, Jacquelyn C. Wilson of LaPorte and Jennifer L. Kugler of Indianapolis; one brother, Douglas B. Wollert of LaPorte; one niece; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her paternal and maternal grandparents and one uncle, Robert L. Wilson.

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Rev. Ian Williams officiating. Visitation and viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 14, and from 10 a.m. until the service Friday, September 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215; and to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at

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8 Responses to “Gail Kugler, 1960-2017”

  1. LuAnn Davie

    Sep 13. 2017

    So sorry for your loss! Gail was such a nice person-always going out of her way to help. My heart is sad.

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  2. Barb Smeltzer

    Sep 15. 2017

    Connie and Warren so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter Gail. God Bless you and your family at this time.

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  3. Donna Lynch

    Sep 15. 2017

    Gail and I were very good friends growing up. We often spent the night at each others house. Rest in peace my friend. Sorry for your loss.

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  4. gail novak

    Sep 16. 2017

    Connie and Warren I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and help you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Linda Nulf Schuck

    Sep 17. 2017

    Connie and Warren, I’m so sorry to here about Gail. You have my deepest sympathies! Sending prayers your way during this difficult time! She was a sweet gal and loved talking with her and the girls when they stopped by school to see you. Sending you lots of love and hugs!

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  6. Jennifer L Williams

    Sep 21. 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear about your wife, my thoughts are with you and your Family during this time.

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  7. Fay

    Sep 21. 2017

    I went to school with Gail, always a kind word for everybody. And smiling all the time. So sorry to hear this.

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  8. dave campos

    Sep 22. 2017

    iam so sorry to hear about this. gail was such a nice person.karl and family iam so sorry for your gail…

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