Margaret "Blondie" Gales


August 18, 1934 - June 11, 2017


Margaret “Blondie” Gales, 82, White Lake, SD died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, June 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Wednesday with a scripture service at 7:00 pm at the church in White Lake. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Margaret Lucille Gales was born August 18, 1934 in Mitchell to Frank and Margaret (Dunn) Reinesch. She grew up at White Lake and graduated from White Lake High School in 1952. Blondie was employed by Citizens Telephone Company in Plankinton for 15 years. On February 19, 1971 she married Marvin Gales at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in White Lake. They resided and raised their children in White Lake. Blondie was an avid Minnesota Twins fan, enjoyed baking, sewing, ceramics, listening to country music and never missed an opportunity to watch her children and grandchildren involved in their sports and activities.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin, four children: Scott Gales of Denver, CO, Stuart (Heather) Gales of Plankinton, Steve (Kari) Gales of Watertown and Stacey (Marshall) Crawford of Sioux Falls, six grandchildren Davis, Brynn, Hudson, Izac, Sophia, and Levi, two sisters: Mabel Mairose of White Lake, Carol Reinesch of White Lake, four brothers: Don (Nancy) Reinesch of Kimball, Butch (Mary) Reinesch of Sioux Falls, Bob (Mary) Reinesch of White Lake and Bill Reinesch of Hartford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret (Dunn) Reinesch, one sister, Rosemary “Satch” Reinesch and a brother-in-law, Darrell Mairose.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S. Ellis Street
White Lake, South Dakota 57383


Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:30 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
101 S. Ellis Street
White Lake, South Dakota 57383


St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by Mary Gales Askren on June 14, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is always hard.
Posted by Barb Gales on June 14, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Blondie. She was a dear friend besides being my sis-in-law. I wasn't able to make the trip down, but know she is in my prayers. Will miss the phone calls we shared. God BLESS her !!!!
Posted by Roger D Courtemanche on June 14, 2017
Scott sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
Posted by Brad and Karen Feterl on June 14, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Posted by Roxanne stahnke on June 13, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family! It was a pleasure to have known her and to have cared for her for the past few years! I love the chats we had and the stories she told me. She will truly be missed by so many! ❤❤❤
Posted by Bette Briggs Procknow on June 13, 2017
I went to school with Blondie & Rosemary in White Lake. My daughter is married to a Hanten. One of Ted's boy's.
Posted by Dallas Green/ Cowboys BBQ& RIb . Co on June 13, 2017
Thanks for your gift to us of STEVE. He a great Testament of what a friend is to look like.
Posted by Marissa Timberlake on June 13, 2017
My heart goes out to Blondies family. Such an amazing women, she knew just what to say to light up a room. She is missed dearly.
Posted by Grace sheeks on June 13, 2017
I love you Blondie <3
Posted by Rhonda McGregor on June 13, 2017
We've lost a great treasure and now Blondie is peacefully watching over us I will miss our chats Deepest sympathy to Marvin, the kids & grandkids - you remain in my prayers
Posted by Peggy Craig on June 13, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God stand beside you during this time.
Posted by Sgerry Stegall on June 12, 2017
Deepest sympathy to your family. Sending love to you all.
Posted by Harry, Tim & Chris Castle on June 12, 2017
Our sincere condolences. You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers. The Castle's
Posted by Tige and Michelle Everson on June 12, 2017
Many prayers for all of your families. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. I have so many good memories of your Mom and Dad! Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Posted by Jan and Joyce Wright on June 12, 2017
Our sincere sympathy to the Gales/Reinesch family.
Posted by Shelly Thiry on June 12, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Posted by Natalie Muck on June 12, 2017
Blondie was a very strong beautiful lady with a heart of gold. I will miss her very much. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Posted by Brandy Farley on June 12, 2017
This spunky lady will be sorely missed. We all loved her very much and hope that the family is feeling God's grace. You guys are in our prayers.
Posted by Ann Schuman on June 12, 2017
Prayers to the family of Blondie Gales. She was such a beautiful, caring person and will be greatly missed.
Posted by Vicki Kranig on June 12, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Marvin, Scott, Steve, Stuart and Stacey. Blondie was such a special lady and will remain dear to my heart.
Posted by Sandra Hettinger on June 12, 2017
Sincere sympathy to Blondies family!!!
Posted by Kevin and Lori Jaton on June 12, 2017
Our thoughts are with you during this great loss. God feels your sadness and is carrying you threw this. Hugs to you Stacey and Marshall
Posted by Darren and Lynn Paulson on June 12, 2017
Prayers and love to all❤️
Posted by Jon & Myrna Moeller on June 12, 2017
Deepest sympathy to all the Gales family. We have you in our thoughts and prayers and hope your memories and love will replace sadness in time.
Posted by Nancy Slostad on June 12, 2017
Kari and Steve, So sorry for your family's loss. Sounds like there are lots of good memories to cherish. Nancy Slostad
Posted by Janice Hettinger on June 12, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Marvin and family and to the Reinsch family. We send our love to you all.
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