Gale Doreen Proshwitz (Barney)

Gale Doreen Proshwitz, 80, of Dowagiac, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Dowagiac. Those wishing to share a memory of Gale online may do so at

Gale was born June 6, 1940 in Dowagiac to Harold and Mary (Garland) Barney. She graduated from Dowagiac High School in 1958. Gale married Jerry Proshwitz on June 4, 1960 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Dowagiac, they were married for over 60 years. She loved reading, knitting and crocheting. Gale was the 1st runner up to the Miss Dowagiac Queen contest in 1958. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Gale is survived by her husband, Jerry Proshwitz; son, Kirk (Donna) Proshwitz; daughters, Laurie (Ed) Lowe and Tracey (Charles) Rossow; brothers, Norm (Sue) Barney and Robert Barney. Gale was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary Barney.

Posted On: Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:25 PM

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