Gail E. Textor, age 96, of Presque Isle, Mich., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in the care of Hospice of Michigan on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Davison Care Home.

On Nov. 27, 1921, Gail was born in Warren, Ohio, to the late Glenn and Iva (Fresher) Blankenhorn. On Dec. 7, 1943, she was married to Dr. Earl G. Textor, he preceeded her in death on Sept. 23, 1986. Gail was a Kindergarten teacher for 25 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Kirksville Teacher College. She was a member of Pi Kappa Sigma. Gail was a music director who started the bell choir at the First Congregational Church in Grand Blanc. She was active in music circles at the college and was a soloist. Gail was also a member of the Symphony Orchestra in Flint, Mich. She volunteered as a schoolmarm at the old schoolhouse at Crossroads Village in the Flint area. Gail was the President of Philanthropic Education Organization, a Cub Scout Leader, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Her brave event was to bike around Holland and Netherlands which she loved. She volunteered for Hospice of Flint and cared for children with cancer. Being a mother and grandmother was her first priority. She told her grandchildren days before she passed, “Life wasn’t complete for Grandpa and I until all of you came into your lives.” She was a beloved aunt.

She is survived by her son Larry (Ruth) of Presque Isle, Mich.; five grandchildren: Dr. Jamie (Mike) Textor-Wilkinson; Tyler (Heather), Trisha (Will) Textor-Gerrity, Ryan Textor, and Logan Textor; four great grandchildren: Emily Textor, Lauren Textor, Daphne Wilkinson, and Nicholas Wilkinson; and several nieces and nephews. Caregivers Cindy, Theresa, Laurie and Karen who cared for Gail with much love and respect in her last year of life, which the family will be forever grateful for.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Earl Textor, one son Ronald, two brothers, and three sisters.

Per her wishes, Gail has been taken from the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. A memorial service will be held in the summer in Grand Blanc, Mich.

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan, donation center: 145 N. State Avenue, Alpena, MI 49707-2835.

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