Michele Marie Gambetti-Gerdes, age 47, died Nov. 4, 2016 at the Seasons of Life Hospice in Woodruff. She was born July 1, 1969 in Nyack, N.Y., to Andrew and Ellie (McElroy) Gambetti. She moved to the Rhinelander area as a child and graduated from the Rhinelander High School in 1987. She married Brad Gerdes on May 23, 1992 and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage that produced three beautiful girls.
Michele’s vocation just happened to be a love of hers, decorating cakes. She was employed at the Dairy Queen for a number of years, some of those with her Mom, ” putting a smile on people’s faces”. She loved special family events, birthdays, graduations, etc. because the family was getting together and there will be a chance to decorate a cake.
Michele also loved being in the Northwoods. She enjoyed walking in the woods with our beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Her creative side also extended to her interest in cards and scrapbooking. In all she did, it involved her greatest love, her family.
She is survived by her husband, Brad; her three daughters, Anna, Megann and Emma; granddaughters, Kylie and Natalie; her parents, Andrew and Ellie Gambetti; her sisters, Gina (Rodney) DeMeyer, Jan Gambetti and Barbara (Tony) Gambetti; her father and mother-in law, Dale and Helen Gerdes, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
A visitation for Michele will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Carlson Funeral Home. If so inclined, a memorial is being established in Michele’s name and may be directed to her family. You may also leave your private condolences for the Gerdes family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Gerdes family.