Claire Marie Gallant

  • Born: July 16, 1952
  • Died: May 8, 2018
  • Location: Menasha, Wisconsin

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 North Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Claire Marie Gallant, age 65, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully Tuesday, May 8, 2018 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 16, 1952 in Appleton to the late Clifford and Helen (Kirchner) Meyer. Claire graduated from Appleton East High School in 1970. Claire married the love of her life Gary Gallant on August 7, 1976 and lovingly celebrated 41 years of marriage. Claire was a proud alumni of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and worked as a Physical Education teacher in the Brainerd, MN and Oshkosh, WI public school districts. After the birth of her third child, Claire chose to stay home and raise her children. In doing so, Claire found her true life's passion of caring for others. For many, Claire provided a home away from home, where she positively impacted the lives of many children and families over her 30 years of child care. Claire was a passionate and involved member of the Menasha community. She was an active member of Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church in Menasha, a founding member of the Menasha Wrestling Club and former President of the organization. Claire most recently enjoyed caring for Menasha's children as an elementary school para-pro and lunch room supervisor and involved herself in many other community activities. Claire had a deep passion for photography, which she used to capture and share achievements and key moments in everyone's lives, from sporting events, to high school photos and moments with loved ones at the family cottage she so dearly loved. Claire is survived by her husband Gary Gallant; children: Brent (Diala), Nikkohl, Drew (Ashley) and Kirk Gallant; grandchildren: Estela, Sofia, Hunter and Carson Gallant; sister: Nancy (Bob) Wittman; and brother: Ron (Diane) Meyer. She is further survived by her mother-in-law: Joyce (nee. Bredenberg) Gallant; bother-in-law: Robbi (Joanne) Gallant; and sisters-in-law: Merri Jo Gallant and Tamara England, as well as hundreds of family and friends The funeral service for Claire will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME- DOWNTOWN, 537 N Superior St. Appleton, with Pastor David Skarsten officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be established.