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Gayle J. Lees

October 8, 1949 — October 26, 2023

Kingsley, IA

Gayle J. Lees, 74 of Kingsley, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 26, 2023 at her residence.

Gayle was born October 8, 1949, Kingsley, IA the daughter of William E. And Ruth (Black) Kniseley. Gayle grew up in Kingsley graduating from high school in 1967. Following high school she abecame a hairstylist, ultimately owning and operating "Gayle's Hairstyling" in Kingsley for many years. After retirement Gayle continued to work as an assistant librarian at Kingsley-Pierson School in Kingsley until 2021.


Gayle was famous for her garden and her flowers, which she spent countless hours nuturing and sharing with friends and family.

Gayle is survived by her daughter, Krista Lees, Kingsley, IA, sons, Jason (Kaitlyn) Lees, Sioux City, IA and Alex (Lauren Alt) Lees of Omaha, NE and a grandson, Thomas Lees, Sioux Falls, SD; 3 sisters, Jo (Nick) Archer, Sergeant Bluff, IA, Marsha (Ronnie) Bohle, Pierson, IA and Mary Kniseley, Sioux City, IA.

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley on Saturday, November 4 from 2:00 -- 6:00 p.m., 2023.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gayle J. Lees, please visit our flower store.

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