Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Gale L. Ufert, 66, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her residence.

Born in Alton on January 16, 1954, she was the daughter of Harold L. and Betty L. (Duley) Kessinger.

She had worked as an administrative assistant for the Wood River Township Supervisor's Office for 27 1/2 years before retiring.

Gale was an active community volunteer.  She was a current Wood River City Councilwoman, served on the East Alton-Wood River High School Board from 2001-2007, was active with the Wood River Heritage Council, past chairperson for the Wood River Beautification Committee; a published artist, an annual supporter of the Jacoby Arts Center, and past member of the Alton Eagles Auxiliary.

On December 30, 1992 in Edwardsville, she married Fred E. Ufert, III.  He died March 25, 2015.

Surviving are sons, Colin (Lisa) Overmeyer of Benld, Troy Ufert and Anthony Ufert both of Wood River; six grandchildren; a great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Cleada Kessinger and Nancy (Terry) Fairless.

She waa preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David Ufert; three brothers, Gary L., Billy G. and twin, Dale L. Kessinger; and a sister, Helen Bertagnolli.

Visitation will be from 10 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 12 pm, Tuesday at Holy Angels Parish Church in Wood River.  Father Donald Wilford will officiate.

Memorials may be made to: "Save The Roundhouse Fund" (non tax deductible).

Marks Mortuary in Wood River has been entrusted with arrangements.