Gayle Heser-Schanck

Monday, January 21, 2019

Gayle Heser-Schanck, age 72, of Billings, formerly of Laurel, passed away January 20, 2019. She was born in Billings on November 21, 1946 to Michael and Hertha (Dupke) Segmiller.

Gayle married Cliff Heser on June 4, 1972. To this union they welcomed daughter Tina and twins Rhonda and Craig.

After the loss of her husband, Gayle was able to find love again. Gayle married Gary Schanck on November 25, 2006.

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents; husband Cliff; daughter Rhonda Woods; and brothers, Maynard and Gary Segmiller.

Gayle is survived by husband Gary, daughter Tina (Stephen) Cromwell, son Craig Heser, son-in-law Kevin (Bridget) Woods, grandkids: Chance Woods, Shayna Woods and Zach Cromwell.

Also surviving Gayle is her stepfamily; Sheri (Collin) Charbonneau, Gary (Jennifer) Schanck, grandkids: Michael Schanck, Adam (Gina) Schanck, Raylin (Russell) Breider, Kale (Christie) Charbonneau and great-grandkids: Audrie, Oliver, Collin and Conner. Gayle is also survived by her sister Donna (Bill) Goldy and special sisters-in-law Corina Segmiller and Marlene (Lee) Maurer, as well as special friends, Char Lynn and Denny and Bonnie Harper. Also, surviving are her sisters, a brother, nieces and nephews, too many to list.

A memorial service will be 11 am, Friday, January 25 at Smith Laurel Chapel, 315 East 3rd followed by interment at Laurel City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Cole’s Western Wishes, 3131 Solar, #12, Billings, MT 59102.

Condolences may be shared online at


Upcoming Events

Monday, December 9, 2019
• Christmas to Remember meeting, second Monday, 1 p.m., at Reese & Ray’s IGA, call 248-8557 for information
Monday, December 9, 2019
• Council Catholic Women (CCW), second Monday, 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Corinthian Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, first & third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Laurel Masonic Temple, 9900 Airport Road (except July-August)


Are you doing most of your holiday shopping online or in person?

The Laurel Outlook


Click Here to Check Out Our Latest Ads

We use Google cookies to determine our demographic of visitors to our site. You can opt out here.

We also use Twitter Analytics to track clicks from our twitter feed. 

You can find all the City Council documents that we have received here.