In memory of
Gailen E. Thurnau Dec. 8, 1933 - Jan. 5, 2021 SARASOTA, FLORIDA Gailen Eugene Thurnau, of Sarasota, passed away on January 5, 2021 at the age of 87, he was born December 8, 1933, in Craig, Missouri. Gailen worked 41 years as a Federal Air Traffic Controller at Olathe, Kansas. After retirement, he taught at the University of Oklahoma A.T.C. Gailen and Shirley moved to Florida in 1994. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, children Donald, Caroline and James, siblings Everett, Sharilyn, and Teresa. He is preceded in death by his parents Otto & Rosie, siblings Twyla Rose, and Vernon. Service will be private and under the care of Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home.
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