Gail A. Renna, age 57, of Winger, MN, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 in her home.
Gail Ann Mersy was born May 20, 1954 to John and Rosemarie (Januszewski) Mersy at Parkers Prairie, MN. She began her schooling at Dent, MN, but later moved with her family to Winger. Gail graduated from McIntosh High School, McIntosh, MN, with the class if 1972. Following high school, Gail was united in marriage to Michael Renna on December 16, 1972 in Bejou, MN. The couple lived in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, for a couple years before moving back to the Winger area. Together they have made their home in Winger where they raised their family.
Over the years, Gail worked at Moran’s Supper Club and JoAnn Stordahl’s Café both in Winger and the Red Apple Café in Mahnomen. She was always serving and taking care of others, especially her family. She would at all times put the needs of everyone else above and before those of her own. Gail was a real people person and truly enjoyed being around others particularly Melvin and Gladys for morning coffee. She had a great sense of humor and would strike up a conversation with anyone. She liked to visit and thoroughly loved being a grandparent and getting down and playing with the grandkids. Gail also enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino to try her luck.
Gail is survived by her husband, Mike of Winger; two sons, Jason (Jamie) Renna of Fosston and Andrew Renna of Winger; one daughter, Jessica Renna also of Winger; three grandchildren: Robert Olson, Kale Renna and Makenzie Renna; her mother, Rosemarie Mersy of Mahnomen, MN; two brothers, Allen Mersy of Little Falls, MN and Gary (Stacy) Mersy of Lakeville, MN; brothers-in-law, Melvin Renna of Fertile and Cliff (Barb) Renna of Minneaposlis, MN; sister-in-law, Gladys Renna of Fertile and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Gail in death is her father, John Mersy; grandparents; one granddaughter, Emaleigh Olson and sister-in-law, Betty Renna.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Tony Fernando as celebrant. A time of gathering will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday.