Gail A. Prestera

April 4, 2011

Gail A. (Neumayer) Prestera 43, of Pompano Beach, FL. Died April 4, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. in the Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL. Born December 12, 1967 in Frankfort, IN to David R & Nancy (Scheid) Neumayer. Gail graduated Frankfort High School in 1986 and Indiana University with a degree in telecommunications.

Visitation and Services

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Kraeer Funeral Home, Pompano Beach, FL. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 11th at the St. Coleman’s Catholic Church, Pompano Beach, FL. The family asks in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made at or the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Bxo 455, Frankfort, IN  46041. A celebration of Gail’s life will be held in Frankfort, Indiana at a later date.

Survived by:

She married Paul Prestera in November of 1995 and he survives along with their 6 year old daughter, Madison Elizabeth. Also surviving are her parents of Frankfort, Indiana and two sisters, Sue (Linden) Coffman of Indianapolis and Katie (Rob) Schmieden of Fort Collins, CO.


25 Condolences for “Gail A. Prestera”

  1. Carrie (Surber) and Brian Wheeler April 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Gail was a beautiful person inside and out and it was a pleasure to know her. Our family sends our prayers to her loved ones. She will be missed so much. To know Gail was to love her. Rest in peace my friend. Love you.

  2. Jacqueline Weber Rowland April 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I am so deeply sorry for you loss. Gail is the daughter my parents always compared me to when I was growing up. I always idolized her.
    She was full of vigor, enthusiasm and just an all-around fantastic girl.
    I am truly sorry!
    Jacqueline Weber Rowland
    classmate of Gail

  3. Vickie Robinson Koppelmann April 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I have known Gail since grade school and always remember her laugh and always having a smile for everyone that she would meet. Even if it was a stranger Gail would make them feel welcome and smile at them. It has been a long time since I have seen Gail but I have to laugh at the basketball picture that she has posted on her Facebook page at Riley Elementary! Fun times and life changes so fast. May god bless Paul and Maddie in their journey in life and remember that Gail is above providing the answers that you need when you need her most! Having lost my mom at the same age I can understand the times to come but with love and rememberance of Gail that will make things wonderful in her memory. God Bless!

  4. Teresa Wainscott April 5, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am Barbara Ewing Meyer’s mom and I remember what a delightful young woman Gail has always been. My heart and prayers are going out to all of you.

  5. Becky Ray Stahl April 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Gail was a classmate of mine from kindergarten through high school graduation. I love her smile and knowing she would always have one ready if anyone needed it. She was one of the best of our class and will be sadly missed by many of us. When I think back to my school days, I always think of the Riley crew… Gail tops the list. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss and know that all of you are in my continuing prayers as you move through this. We lost my sister 13 years ago, she was a year younger than me and I always felt that no one else understood… I pray you know, I do understand.
    Becky Ray / Becky Stahl

  6. John Marley April 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    To Paul and Maddie and Mr. and Mrs. Neumayer, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your lives. I know my words can’t help, but please know that it was Gods time to call her home for reason unknown to us till you see her again. GOD BLESS you all. She will never be forgotten by the Class of 1986.

  7. Chris Smith April 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Paul & Maddie; Sue & Katie, Dave & Nancy,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all. I know you’ll miss Gail terribly. Gail was a dear friend and one of my very first friends. Gail was the first girl I ever kissed in an igloo in her front yard–don’t worry Paul it was a harmless 6 or 7 year old peck on the cheek. Countless games of kick the can, many trips walking to and from Riley elementary, birthday parties, roller skating, swimming, tennis, youth group, the time she fell and stabbed her leg on the fence at your house on Glendale, etc…and my prom date, of course. Gail is a permanent fixture in most of my memories from kgtn through senior year.
    When I think about Gail…the first thing I think about is that smile. When I picture Gail I either picture her smiling or laughing…laughing hard. Gail laughed hard, a lot. And she shared that laughter with many. Her laughter and her smile brightened many a day.
    I didn’t get to know Gail very well as a wife & a mother, but I know that she was very happy as both. The half dozen or so e-mails or Facebook messages we exchanged in the last several years made that clear.
    I’m so sorry for you all and your loss. You all are in our prayers.

  8. Deby McDowell April 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    My deepest regrets for your loss. Gail will always hold a special place in my heart. She was one of my first students at FHS and I will always remember her smile and friendship. I enjoyed reconnecting with her on facebook and loved her blog on the remodeling. It showed how much joy she felt for family and friends and the little things in life. I remember the wonderful times we had with tennis and the team coming to my parents home in Greenfield after a tennis regional at Mt. Vernon. Gail brought out the best in many people. Thank you for sharing her with me. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for any of you.

  9. Elaine Culross Skurzewski April 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Paul, Madison and Neumayer family,
    My sincerest condolences for your loss. No words can ever heal a broken heart, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the light in Gail’s eyes continue to shine in your hearts and bring you comfort in the coming days. You now have a special angel watching over you all.
    With sympathy,
    Elaine Culross Skurzewski

  10. Linda Freeman Newnum April 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Paul, Maddie and family: I am so sorry for your loss. No amount of words could ever do for you what you need. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time. We were not close, but she was a classmate of mine and a wonderful person. My heart is broken.

  11. Teresa Moore Nickle April 6, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Many thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  12. Donna Johnson April 6, 2011 at 2:24 am

    My condolences and prayers are with you, Paul and Maddie, as well as the entire Neumayer family. Gail was a beautiful person-smart, funny, and a friend to everyone. I know that she is at peace now and will continue watch over you, guiding and loving you through this difficult time.
    Donna Johnson
    FSHS Class of 1985

  13. Kay Maddock April 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Nancy and Dave, I am sorry about your loss. I imagine it is probably harder to lose a child more so than your husband. Gail was a joy to be around and such good friends were her and Kayleah. I sure she will be dearly missed. You all are in my prayers. God Bless, Kay Maddock

  14. Steve & Pat Moore April 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your beautiful daughter, wife and mother. Our prayers will be with you all.

  15. Roger & Kay Wiseman April 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Our hearts are heavy with the loss of your beautiful and wonderful daughter, sister, wife and mother. We are so sorry for the terrible loss that you are suffering. Gail has been a part of our lives for so many years. She and Kayleah “hung out” together at our home for so many years. She was always such a pleasure to have around. She and Kayleah have continued their friendship through all the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Gail will always be in our hearts. She will truly be missed. May God bless you all and my you find peace in your hearts during this most difficult time.

  16. Michael Ray Houze April 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    There’s a “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” in this place…; The SHADOW has envaided the ranks of our communities’ once again… Promoted & Ascended into Glory! Deepest Condolences, & Sympathies Many Thoughts & Prayers for her families & closest friends.
    REMEMBER! [When I get to where I’m Going… Please Don’t Cry for Me Down Here…]!!!

  17. Kimberly Shoemaker April 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of the family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and may God bless you during this difficult time in your lives. Gail touched many lives with her infectious smile and will be dearly missed.

  18. Steve and Jan Rohrabaugh April 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Paul and Maddie, Dave and Nancy, Susie and Katie,
    We wish that there was some way that we could take away all of the pain and the sorrow that you all are feeling at this time. Our prayer is that God will wrap his loving, comforting arms around you all and He will give you peace knowing that Gail is in Heaven and will see you all again one day. We will continue to lift you all up in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Stacey Garhart April 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Paul and Maddie, The Prestera Family,the Neumayer Family, and Gail’s friends,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Stacey Garhart
    FSHS Class of 1986

  20. Gary and Jan Kersey April 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

    To the family and friends of Gail. What memories we have of that sweet little blonde girl that had an infectious smile and a sweet kind word for everyone. She was such a wonderful, close friend of our son Patrick. She was taken from us at such a young age. She will be missed by her family and friends. Memories will live on and may we extend our thoughts and prayers to each of you at this very very difficult and sorrowful time.

  21. Julie Hackerd April 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    To all who loved Gail. Gail was a beautiful person. I will always remember her smile and the sound of her laugh. I have many fond memories of Gail. She had such a love of life and all that it had to offer. She left everyone she touched a little happier and better for having known her. There are really no words to express my sympathy.
    FSHS Class of 1986

  22. Susan Hewitt April 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Mr. & Mrs. Neumeyer, Sue, Katie: I will always remember the first time I met Gail on my first trip to IN. Sue and I were playing together and here comes little Gail wanting to join in the fun. I am happy that I got to meet her and her warm smile and outgoing personality. Gail was a wonderful daughter, supportive sister and great friend. Please know I may be in MA, but I am sending lots of warm hugs to you all. Try not to have too much sorrow, but give love to the Lord and He’ll take care of your tomorrow. God Bless You All.

  23. Galen Bradshaw April 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I have had the honor to know Gail since kindergarden. She was the most loveble sweet lady I’ve got to know. My heart goes out to Paul and Maddie and her family. You have my prayers.

  24. Gayle Dale April 11, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Gail and I spent lots of fun and crazy times while based together in Hawaii. I loved being with her. She created such a wonderful life and family in Florida and I was so happy for her. All I can think of is that God needed a really special Angel right now to take her from earth so soon. With my deepest sympathy –
    Gayle Carter Dale

  25. Nina Rice April 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Paul, Madison and Neumayer family,
    Gail and I met our first day of Jr. High and she always seemed to have a smile. She was a lady I’m glad to have called a friend. I was so glad to have reconnected with her on facebook and shall miss the little chats we would occasionally have. Know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Gail and her smiling face will truly be missed.
    Nina Rice
    FSHS class of 1986

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