Gail Thacker Groenheim

Born: May 18, 1934
Died: February 8, 2020
Visitation: Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00 am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL
Funeral Mass: Begins at 11:00 am
Interment: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL

Gail Thacker Groenheim, 85, a resident of Friendship Village in Schaumburg, IL and formerly of Towson, MD, was born on May 18, 1934 in Washington D.C. to the late William T. and Werdna O. Thacker of Casanova, VA, and passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Schaumburg, IL.

Gail earned a B.A. degree from James Madison University followed by a Masters degree from Towson University. Gail was a teacher for many years, focusing on Business Writing and Reading Specialization, and taught at a wide variety of places in the Baltimore, MD area, such as Essex Community College, Institute of Notre Dame, St. Joseph School, and Parkville and Kenwood High Schools. She had a passion for teaching and loved helping her students to learn. She also enjoyed traveling to many places, especially Florida, Ireland and New York City.

Gail was the loving wife of 54 years to the late Henri A. Groenheim; dedicated mother of Lisa of Glenview, IL and Gary of London, UK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gail’s name to the Wilmer Eye Insititute at Johns Hopkins Maryland and click “Make a Gift” under the “Menu” tab.

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