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Gail Joan (Pringnitz) Shepherd

August 23, 1941 — April 1, 2023

St. Johns

    Gail Joan Shepherd, age 81, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2023, at her home.

    Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.  Burial will take place at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak, MI.

   Gail was born in Pontiac, MI on August 23, 1941, the daughter of Russell and Edna (Montgomery) Pringnitz.  She graduated from Bloomfield Hills High School.

     Gail loved sewing, crafting, genealogy, and her cats.  She sold Avon for many years and enjoyed connections she made with people.  She worked in community services locally and was very supportive of Veterans.

   She is survived by her son Christopher and Donna Haarer of Fort Pierce, FL; daughter Becky and Scott Adams of Winona, MS; nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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