In Loving Memory of Gail Wrzesinski: 1937-2022 


Gail Janice Wrzesinski passed away June 14, 2022, at the age of 84, with family at her side. 

Gail was born in Harlowton, Montana on Oct. 24, 1937 and was raised in Barber, Montana. She then attended school in Ryegate. She graduated from nursing school at Montana State University and then moved to Onalaska in 1961. She returned to school at age 55, graduating with her master’s in nursing from University of Portland. She worked as a nurse in the local area for many years and taught the nursing program at Centralia College for 25 years before retiring. 

She and her husband Charles were married on March 25, 1956 and had five children. Gail’s greatest joy was her family. She loved attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting and music events. She and her husband loved to travel and enjoyed many wonderful trips. She made lots of trips with her family. The casino was also a popular pastime for her as she was very lucky and usually came home with dollars tucked away in her purse. 

Gail was preceded in death by her father Claire Coleman, her mother Gladys Koenig, and daughter-in-law JoAnn. She is survived by her spouse Charles, and children Brian (Monica) Wrzesinski, Lance Wrzesinski, Laurie (Stan) McGee, Barry (Jeanette) Wrzesinski and Jamie (Amber) Wrzesinski; her sister Audrey Kolman, 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

A family graveside service was held at Alpha Cemetery. A memorial service is planned for July 9, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Onalaska Presbyterian Church.