Redlin Funeral Home

Gail Patricia Schell , Age 75

November 29, 1944 --November 11, 2020

Gail Patricia Schell, age 75, passed away on November 11, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Gail was born on November 29, 1944 to parents Donald Roger Klee and Marian Evelyn (Bettendorf) Klee in Baraboo WI.

She graduated from Baraboo High school in June 1960. After graduation Gail worked at the Coils. She was united in marriage to Frederick Reppenhagen on February 1, 1964. After his passing she was united in marriage to Lawrence Schell on September 21, 1968. While their children were young, Gail worked her hardest and most amazing job as a stay-at-home mom which she excelled at. After all her children were in school, Gail ran the lunch program at St. Joseph's Catholic school in Baraboo which she did for twelve years. Gail loved seeing all the staff and children at the school every day, enjoyed going to work, and made many lifelong friends there. Gail had many jobs in the food service industry including Darrows Supermarket, Ho-Chunk Casino and Green Briar.

Gail was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family playing board games, cards, cooking, baking, and having great family time.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Klee; husbands, Frederick Reppenhagen, and Lawrence Schell; and many other family members.

Gail is survived by her children, Patricia (Phoebe) Reppenhagen, Timothy Schell and Rebecca (Matthew) Michael; grandchildren, Bridget, Jessica, Noah, Daniel, Karissa, Mason and Gavin; and great grandchildren, Sam and Anne; along with other family and friends.

Special thank you to the SSM Health hospice staff who went above and beyond in their love and care of Gail and her family while she was fighting the hardest fight of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SJS Cancer Support Team, P.O. Box 213, Baraboo, WI, 53913.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo where social distancing and masks will be required.


Tina Gebhard November 12, 2020

Neighbor Poynette , Wisconsin

How very heartbroken I am to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was one of the kindest, most caring, and big hearted people I know! It was a joy growing up near her, she always had such a big smile and encouraging words for you! Love and hugs to you all!

Charlotte Klassy November 13, 2020

Neighbor way down on Lynn Avenue... also in same graduating class of 1963... treasured friend. Sun Prairie , Wisconsin

Your Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma... was a very strong and caring lady and did a valiant fight then was worn out with the struggle.. I enjoyed how she would be so happy and loving when she was expecting to see the grandchildren. Gail is at peace and watching over all now. Your precious memories will help during this rough patch in life now and future. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

June BRECKA WILHELM November 14, 2020

Cass of 1963 friend and married my cousin Fredrick Prairie du Sac , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss . Gail was a beautiful person inside and out. We had many good times in high school and tried to keep in touch over the years. Peace and Blessings.

John Gruber December 04, 2020

Classmate Omaha , Nebraska

Your love for Gail I’m sure was mutual. May she be in the arm’s of Jesus and receive His blessing.