Gail Andrea Heil, 67, of Spring Grove, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 20, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., to William and Martha (Schoenle) Ferfecky.

She attended college at the University of Missouri. In addition to Saint Louis, she had also lived in Minneapolis.

She married Bob Bovee in 1988; the couple moved to the Spring Grove area in 1990.

Heil was a self-employed musician, a singer and dance caller and had performed from coast-to-coast; she continued to perform until her death.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Bovee of Spring Grove, and children, John and Chris Heil and Lindsey Heil of St. Louis; and grandchildren, Finn Dolan and Olivia Dolan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is assisting the family with arrangements.