Milestones:Gail Dochat MacArgel, a Highland Park H.S. alumna, passed away at the age of 81

Gail D. MacArgel, age 81 of St. Peters, MO, passed away on July 5th, 2020 after a long illness.

Gail was born Gail Ruth Dochat in Lancaster, PA on July 1st, 1939.

She graduated from Highland Park, H.S., in NJ, and attended Rutgers University for almost 2 years.

She then married Robert MacArgel of Colonia, NJ on May 10th, 1958 in Highland Park, NJ and embarked, supporting her husband on a 23 year military career in the US Air Force. During this time, she received an associate of arts degree from Okaloosa Walton Jr. College in Niceville, FL with high honors.

Gail was predeceased by her father, retired Rutgers University Professor George W. Dochat, her mother Helen Dochat, and one of her beloved sons Scott R. MacArgel of Valparaiso, FL.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 62 years, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.) Robert E. MacArgel of St. Peters, MO, her beloved son Kyle B. MacArgel of Lynn Haven, FL., her beloved son Kevin P. MacArgel of Santa Cruz, CA, her loving sister Joan Valeri of Lakewood, NJ, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

After cremation, a memorial service with family and close friends will take place in the Fall of 2020.

Gail loved people and her best artistic efforts went into her work, touched the lives of many, and provided them with a look at the beauty in the world.

She will be greatly missed as a valuable and insightful human being who envisioned the world as it could be by capturing and preserving its beauty for generations.

The family is being served by Baue Funeral Homes of St. Charles, Missouri. Please call 636-940-1000 or visit

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