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Gayle (Andershock) Surgener

Born: Wed., Nov. 12, 1952
Died: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 02, 2019
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Dec. 03, 2019
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Gayle R. Surgener, age 67 was called to her Heavenly home on Saturday, November 23, 2019.  Gayle was born in Valparaiso on November 12, 1952 to George and LaValle (Bucek) Andershock who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Andershock of San Antonio, Texas. 



Gayle was a lifelong resident of Chesterton, attended grade school at St. Patrick’s and graduated from Chesterton High School in 1970.  She was employed at Leonard’s Restaurant (Now Peggy Sue’s) for almost 50 years. She made hundreds of friends during those years and truly loved her job.  Always friendly, always smiling, ready to hear how you are-that’s Gayle.  She had a quick wit and a good comeback when she was razzed by her customers.  



Gayle had a strong will and a deep abiding faith and seldom complained about her condition.  She was more concerned about others even when she was battling Cancer years ago and more recently the autoimmune disease that took her life.  


Gayle was an avid reader, loved NASCAR, football and baseball.  She was often seen in the bleachers watching her nephews play baseball.  Gayle loved nature and liked to watch and feed the birds. 



Surviving is the love of her life, Ed Surgener, whom she married on December 28, 1984.  Ed and Gayle were deeply devoted to one another during their earthly time together.  

Also surviving are her sisters Sue (Norm) Harris and Karan (John) Schnadenberg, both of Chesterton.  The three sisters had a special bond.  The other surviving family includes brother-in-law, Terry (Renee) Surgener of Texas, nieces and nephews: Tony (Deana) Harris and Mark Harris, Jared and Tara Schnadenberg, Toby (Angie) Barnes, all of Chesterton, George and Tom Andershock of Texas and Susie (Bruce) Horan of New York; and numerous great nieces and nephews. 


Visitation will be at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN with Fr. Nathaniel Edquist officiating. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church. 


Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com. 

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Dawn (Whitton) Gould
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
Thinking of all of the Andershock's in this very sad time. May all of the good memories of Gayle help you through the hard times.

Cathy (Henkel) Lyngen
   Posted Thu November 28, 2019
Karen and family - I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in His arms and give you peace and comfort.

Jackie Lind
   Posted Thu November 28, 2019
Ed, Sue and Karan,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gayle. i know she will deeply missed by all of you.

Terry A Surgener
   Posted Fri November 29, 2019
Love and so many memories will never be lost or forgotten! My and Renee's condolences to all of the family. We will see you again in that Heavenly Place Gayle! Love Always.

Drew Gatewood
   Posted Sat November 30, 2019
Gayle was a true lifelong Chestertonian.
Her passing leaves a void in my heart and memories.
I send prayers for her family and close friends.

Over all the years there was never one joke I told that she didn't already know the ending to. Sheesh. :-)

Tom Salaz
   Posted Mon December 02, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Family of Gayle and all those that were close to her. I have enjoyed Gayle's company at the diner for many years and the conversations, jokes and laughs. I will miss her Dearly but know I will see her again in that Heavenly place some day. Great Peace and Comfort to you all as you cherish her life in your hearts and the happiness and joy it will always bring you. God Bless

Timothy Scheetz
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Gayle was truly a bright star in your life and in the Chesterton community. Your love lives on in the beautiful memories you have created together. Although it has been many years, I will always remember Gayle as caring, compassionate, and having a beautiful smile for all that met her. My deepest condolences.

Don Samanas
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
It's been many years since I last talked to Gayle yet the news of her passing still cuts deep. She was a special friend. Her battle is over - she won. She doesn't need my prayers any more, she's achieved her victory. But I still pray for strength and comfort for her husband, Sue, and Karan. Something tells me there's a special diner up there where Gayle is feeling right at home. Rest in peace.

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