In loving memory of

Barbara Gile
October 22, 1932 - May 18, 2020

Barbara Ann Gile, 87 of Winona, passed away at her home Monday, May 18, 2020. Barbara was born on October 22, 1932 in Winona to Edward and Margaret (Ginther) Czaplewski. On November 24, 1949 she married Bert Gile and they celebrated 70 years together. Barbara was a faithful member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the Eagles Club. She was an avid bowler, loved the spotlight and always ended a farewell with the endearing response "Love you more."

She is survived by her husband, Bert; children, Barbara Jean (Eric) Hefte, Peggy Ann Gile, Greg (Tracy) Gile, and Bert (Sabrina) Gile; grandchildren, Erica (Kevin) Jacobson, Kirsten (Joel) Hefte, Laurie (Tim) McVean, Julie and Lindie Falk, Isabelle, Brady, and Gregg Gile, Christina Wilkins, and Autumn Gile; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jermiah Jacobson, Wyatt and Adelle Anacabe, Lorelei and Elliot Wilkins who affectionately called her Nannie; and her sister, Judy (Art) Johns.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; son, William (Bill); grandson, Logan; and siblings, RoseMary, William and Robert.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of Mass. Please leave a memory of Barbara at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.


Kelly Broughton wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"Dear Gile family, I am so sorry for your loss. Barb was such a good friend to my mom and I have sweet memories of her kindness. May God, in His mercy and great grace, comfort you with the hope of being together again. Kelly McManus Broughton "

Carol and Roger Buege wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"Will always remember the Sunshine Bar with them there visiting with my dad the owner and all their friends! Good years!"

Ida Brand wrote on May 22, 2020:

"Prayers to the Gile family ? Barb will be missed, hugs to all"

Cindy Whetstone wrote on May 21, 2020:

"Bert, My deepest sympathies to the passing of Barb....Greg, Peggy and other children...find peace knowing she is finally at rest. I still remember working with Barb at our Sears store downtown many, many years ago. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ??"

Kitty and Rick wrote on May 21, 2020:

"What a beautiful lady. God bless the family."

Dyan laska wrote on May 20, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. She looks so fun and happy. She obviously loved her family."

Jen Oudal wrote on May 20, 2020:

"To all of Barbs wonderful family. So sorry for the loss of this fun charismatic, goofy, kind, funny, full of Love lady. She was one of a kind. We worked together at JCPenney for many years. She always had the best advice and guidance. Heaven gained one lovely lady. Jen Oudal "

Debbie Bambenek(Gappa) wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Dear Greg, Tracy, Christina, and all your heart breaks for you all. I remember meeting her a couple times, back in the day and absolutely loved her energy and spunk. My prayers are with you. Rest in the memories you have so fondly, in your hearts. Think of you and praying for you all.??"

Joanne Schuldt wrote on May 20, 2020:

"I always enjoyed visiting with your Mom. She loved to chat! It is never easy to lose a loved one but especially difficult to lose a mom. Praying that The Lord provides you with strength, comfort and peace in the days, weeks, and months ahead. "

Nell (Lejk) Ficken wrote on May 20, 2020:

"What wonderful memories you?ll have of a fine, loving, mother. She knew her husband came first, she loved him dearly, then the love for her children & grandchildren never ceased. You?ll miss her, but smile & laugh at the good memories. Know that you are in my prayers & love. "

Sue wrote on May 20, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for you and your family!"

Robin Jandt wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Very sad to see the news ! Worked with Barb at Jc.Penny?s me and her worked the same weekend s together and boy we had fun, she was like a second mom to me. Will be thinking of you guys hugs to you all! ??"

Tammy Stiever wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Burt, Sabrina, and family. So sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a beautiful person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. "

Julie Haedtke wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Barb was always a burst of energy! I didn?t know her too well but I do Romberg her smile and encouragement in the bowling alley!"

Dian Gappa wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Dear Greg & Tracy and all of the families...I am so sorry for your loss and pain. I send to you prayers that God will bless you with His great love to help you have peace. May your memories sustain you each day and you will smile. Barb will be with you always! "

Debbie Gappa wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Bert & Sabrina & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother\'s/Grandmother\'s passing. Keep cherished memories close at heart, and please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you all a big hug. Debbie "