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Gayle Heser-Schanck

Gayle Marie Heser-Schanck (Segmiller)

Thursday, November 21st, 1946 - Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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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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  • Service

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 11:00am
    Smith Funeral Chapel - Laurel
    315 E. Third Street
    LAUREL, MT 59044
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    Reverend Dolly Collins
  • Interment

    Laurel Cemetery
    31 Buffalo Trail road
    LAUREL, MT 59066
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Kriss Erickson

Posted at 10:47am
Craig, I would like to offer you my condolences on the death of your mother. When we both worked at Wells Fargo Operations Center, you had told me a bit about your mother and it was obvious she was a wonderful mother and loved very much. I remember the hole created in my heart by the loss of my own mother. I have lost track of you, but, hope you are doing well. Kriss

Randy and Chris Vogel

Posted at 12:49pm
Sorry for your loss, Gary, Tina, and Craig.
May the Lord surround you with His love,
Randy and Chris

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Posted at 10:13am
I truly loved Gayle. She was that kind of friend that, if you are lucky, you will get once in a lifetime. She cared about other people, those she knew well or those she just met. She had the wonderful ability to remember names from the first introduction, which made everyone she knew feel important. When we worked together at Buttrey's/Albertson's she knew everyone, by name, from the store manager to the carry-out people. Amazing!

We remained friends throughout the years, raising our children and living our everyday life. We would meet often for breakfast or lunch and visit for hours on end. She would always ask for an update on me and everyone of my kids.
We were the kind of friends that even though months would go by between visits, when we got together, it was like we had coffee yesterday.

I will miss you, Gayle, my forever friend.

Love you forever,


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