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.

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