Wednesday, August 28, 2013



ADDRESS: N5222 Sackett Drive, Medford; A Town of Molitor resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 8:10 PM Tuesday, August 27 at his residence in the Township of Molitor

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, August 31 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Molitor Catholic Cemetery, Township of Molitor

VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-8 PM Friday, August 30 where there will be an 8:00 PM Catholic prayer service held that evening; also from 9 AM to 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 31

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 26, 1950 at Chippewa Falls, WI

EDUCATION: St. Matthias elementary school, West Allis, graduate of Nathan Hale High School, West Allis, and attended electric lineman school in Eau Claire

MARRIAGE: 1st: To Peggy Berger and they were later divorced; 2nd: July 17, 1993 at Medford to Geri Ann “Dolly” Seneke and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he went to work as a lineman in Westby, WI, Alaska and moved to Medford in 1979 where he worked at Taylor Electric until his retirement in January of 2013. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking, moto cross racing with his son, and bear hunts in Canada. He also taught hunter safety classes.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Taylor County Sportsman’s Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Geri Ann “Dolly” Gale of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Sons – Shane (Jamie) Gale of Waukesha, WI and Nic Gale of Medford
Newborn Grandson: Quentin Irving Gale of Waukesha

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Jodean "Jodi" (John) Bilansky of Plano, Texas
Brother – Richard “Rick” (Karin) Gale of West Allis, WI

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father – Irving “Bill” Gale of New Berlin, WI

DECEASED MOTHER: Virginia Rushman

PALLBEARERS: Bob Henry, Dan Fuchs, Ron Mayer, Noah Hubbard, Dan & Tanner Carl

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