Nathalie “Gal” C. Snouwaert, age 77, of Gladstone, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her home in Gladstone.
Gal was born February 5, 1943, in Green Bay, WI, the daughter of John “Jack” and Isabelle Mae (Dionne) VanBrocklin, Sr. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Degree in Nursing. Gal and her first husband, Thomas Coppock, moved to Milwaukee where they both worked. He preceded her in death. Upon returning to the Upper Peninsula, she worked as a registered nurse for a few facilities. She was united in marriage to Thomas Snouwaert. Together they owned and operated Tom’s Auto Care Center in Gladstone for many years. In 1993, they adopted Nicolette Snouwaert and they enjoyed being together as a family.
Gal enjoyed cooking and baking. She also was an avid gardener. Gal enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews, especially giving them their nicknames. Her and Tom spent a lot of time with the Young Eagles program and they lived in the hangar with their airplane.
Gal is survived by:
1 Daughter and her twin Sister: Nicolette (Harley) Hamilton of Gladstone, MI and Amanda (Matt) DeBauche of Gladstone, MI
5 Brothers: John “Crocky” (Carol) VanBrocklin, Jr. of Gladstone, MI
Daniel “Smokey” (Sue) VanBrocklin of Gladstone, MI
Terry “Doc” (Alice) VanBrocklin of Gladstone, MI
Rodney “Roadtrash” (Kay) VanBrocklin of Gladstone, MI
Robert “Uno” (Kathy) VanBrocklin of PawPaw, MI
1 Sister: Sandra (John) Beggs of Gladstone, MI
1 GrandDaughter: Raylea Hamilton
And Children and Grandchildren from Tom Snouwaert’s marriage.
Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins which are too numerous to mention
In addition to Gal’s Parents, she was preceded in death by:
1 Sister: Sherry Myers
1st Husband: Thomas Coppock
2nd Husband: Thomas Snouwaert
Family will receive friends Monday, November 9, 2020 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. A funeral service will follow visiting hours at 3:00 PM with Pastor Paul Culbertson. A luncheon will follow at the former VanBrocklin Home at 309 North 17th Street in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Snouwaert family.