Gail Kastman Fisel

Profile Updated: November 23, 2019
Residing In: Apache Junction, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Widowed -
Occupation: Retired from ALPL Library & volunteering
Children: Donald A. Graham-born 1962
Timothy A. Graham-born 1967
Kathy (Fisel) Mendez-born 1960
Dena More…(Fisel)Scott-born 1961
Charles Fisel-born 1962
Robert Fisel - born 1965
Yes! Attending Reunion

AZ is an amazing state with many places to see and things to do. There is always something new to learn. After almost 33 years I still love it.
I'm in pretty good health for (gulp) 77, and believe that "age is an attitude".
Recent times have been one of loss:
First husband, Erwin (Red) Graham, passed on 2/16/2018.
Second husband, Ralph W. Fisel. passed on 9/3/2018.
On 4/7/19 Buddy, golden retriever, joined Ralph.
There is a peace when you can do longer live but exist. Circle of life.
I've managed a 3 week vacation in IL/WI & a 10 day w/sister, Linda in AR.
Between Ralph (second marriage) & I, there are 6 children, 13 grand children, & 16 great grand children!! Have first bio grandchild, Zoey Emmalei, & now 2nd Kenneth CronceIII by granddaughter Christina. Life goes on.

School Story:

After high school graduation, I went to the "school of life". There are no college degrees, but various and sundry classes were taken to keep learning.

Places Traveled:

I'm still working on the U.S.A. as there is so much in this country. I have traveled to Copper Canyon, MX; & whale watching in Baja, MX; new England states in the Fall of 2009; and rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
The 1st 5 days of Dec.2010 Ralph & I went to DisneyWorld for the 1st time ever! It was so intense,and a once in a lifetime trip. We're only doing it once in a lifetime!!
We spent time in the WI/IL in Aug.2012 catching up w/family & friends.
Sept. found us experiencing OR for the first time! It's a wonderful state w/much history, scenery, friends & fun.
Now, 2019, that there is no one but me to consider, I plan to initially travel to the
midwest for "catch-up" then who knows??
In the fall of 2015 a life long girlfriend & I, did an America by Rail 13 day trip thru the upper USA, then back thru Canada!!
Hope for MANY more experiences in our great USA!!

Any Words Of Wisdom:

We never touch people so lightly that we don't leave a trace.

If you want to make God laugh, tell him/her your plans!

Blessed are the flexible, for they won't be bent out of shape!!

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Jan 08, 2021 at 8:04 PM

Evening, one of my longest ever friends!! We are blessed to still be "on the right side of the grass" in my case rocks!! Despite the current 20/21 years we are still here. HAPPIEST of birthdays!!

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Dec 04, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Nov 04, 2020 at 12:21 AM

Another year, but a TOTALLY unusual one!! We both survived & look forward to 2021 (61st) reunion. Regardless, have a wonderful birthday. Your neighbor & classmate, Gail

Jul 31, 2020 at 5:40 PM

So you are still on the "right side of the grass"!! Hope all is going well & that you have a great birthday w/our new normal!! Still thinking about a fall trip to IL/WI - day @ a time!! Gail

Gail Kastman Fisel has left an In Memory comment for Ruth Wegner Marks.
Jun 08, 2020 at 9:44 PM

I knew Ruthie from Lincoln Jr. & KHS  -  she was an absolute sweetie!!  Condolences to her family, & ALL the friends I know she had.   


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Feb 04, 2021 at 11:41 AM

Posted on: Feb 03, 2020 at 7:55 PM

Again, another happy birthday wish for you!! Also hope we might see you on the (gulp) 60th class reunion!!

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Nov 23, 2019 at 8:38 PM
Nov 05, 2019 at 12:35 AM

Evening Carol, Hope this last year was a good one for you & 2020 even better. Hope to see you @ the "gulp" 60th! Your neighborhood friend, Gail

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Feb 28, 2021 at 12:11 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019 at 7:46 PM

Already, again, didn't this "just" happen recently? "Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!" Sure we quite a few "turns" left, but regardless - Happiest of Birthdays!! Locker Partner, Gail

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Aug 01, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Rather than missing wishing you a very happy I'm doing it now. Hope all is going well & maybe get to see you this year. Life is good!!!

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Feb 28, 2019 at 1:26 AM
Feb 10, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Happiest of birthdays from the other side of the "blue marble!" Hope all is well.
Gail Graham-Fisel

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Posted on: Jan 26, 2019 at 11:30 PM

Happiest of belated birthdays!!!! Gail

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Mar 26, 2018 at 4:33 PM


I remember Lisa from the "old neighborhood," as a  nice pretty blonde childhood friend. 

Sad to hear she is gone.  Blessings to her family.

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