J. Gail Adler

May 21, 1935 – June 29, 2011

J. Gail Adler of Waukesha died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Evanston, Ill., lovingly surrounded by her family at age 76. Gail was born May 21, 1935, in Carroll, Iowa, to Alvin and Muriel Blaschke (nee O’Brien).

Gail was a social worker for Waukesha County for more than 30 years. She enjoyed traveling and musicals. Gail stayed well versed in political news and current events and especially loved reading The New Yorker; we’ll all miss the article clippings she loved to share. Gail’s greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
    Gail will be dearly missed by her children, Chris Adler of Milwaukee and Jane (Peter) Dully of Evanston; grandchildren, Sarah (Jon) Ewald, Adam Adler, Serena Dully, Talisman Dully and Moxie Dully; siblings, John A. (Ruth) Blaschke of Oklahoma, Robert E. (Patricia) Blaschke of California, Joanne (William "Elza") Adams of Middleton and Richard L. (Marilyn) Blaschke of Middleton; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Neil; and son, William T. "Bill" Adler.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Tuesday, July 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha at a later date.

Gail was an extremely generous person. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Gail’s name to a charity. Some of Gail’s favorite causes included St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (Source Code: IIQ0407990010); Doctors Without Borders, Donor Services at 212-763-5779 or
donations@doctorswithoutborders.org; or the Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, visit