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Gale Raymond Shotsinger

1942 - 2021

New Brighton


Gale Raymond Shotsinger, 79, of New Brighton, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in the comfort of his home and is now in the presence of the Lord.  Born on April 11, 1942 to the late Louis and Mary Louise Shotsinger.

Gale was a life-long karate enthusiast.  He was the first student of Willie Wetzel and later taught classes for him.  In later years, Gale opened his own school.  He was well respected in his field with students traveling great distances for instruction and on occasion being consulted for movie productions.

He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Joanne Shotsinger; daughters, Barbara Huddy, Renee, and Melanie; son, Joseph Huddy; grandchildren, Raymond, Joshua, and Lauren; and great-granddaughter, Madison.

GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1133 Penn Ave., New Brighton, www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com, in accordance with Gale’s wishes, is in charge of arrangements.

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Scott Whitacre

May 2, 2021 2:28 PM

Every now and then we meet someone who physically and spiritually makes an impact on the course of our lives. Gale Shotsinger was such a man and will be remembered by many for his inspiration and guidance.

Russ Fehr

April 25, 2021 8:31 PM

 Gale was my Friend and Mentor and will always be with me and never forgotten .

Don bauer

April 23, 2021 5:08 PM

Gale was my teacher and friend. I trained at his school for 12 years. There was no one like him, he had no peers gales fighting arts that he taught at his school were supreme. I’m so lucky to have been his student. I will miss him.

Alice Barrett-Waxler

April 22, 2021 9:36 AM

He was a great man. Glad we got to know you. Had some good memories with you and Joann. RIP
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