Gail Lorraine Prelozni
March 22, 1925 – Nov. 17, 2013
Gail Lorraine Prelozni, 88, of Waukesha, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Autumn Bay in Pewaukee with her family by her side. She was born March 22, 1925, in Pershing Iowa, the daughter of Cecil Arthur and Charlotte Mae (nee Brink) Bridges.
She was a graduate of Attica High School in Iowa.
On May 24, 1947, she married John J. Prelozni in Waukesha. Gail and John along with Bill and Darlene Harding owned and operated the Main Way Market in Waukesha for many years. Gail was also an employee of Amron and worked in the admitting department at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was a longtime and very active member of Westbrooke Wesleyan Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as the church secretary. After the church closed, she attended RiverGlen Christian Church with her family.
She was the dear mother of Brian (Bonita) Prelozni of Waukesha, Jan DeBrozzo of Hartland and Charlotte (Randy) Forseth of Waukesha; proud grandmother of Tamara (Christopher) Kilian of Menomonee Falls, Elizabeth Smith (fiancé Nicholas Graeffe) of Waukesha, Jake Forseth of Nashotah and Joshua (Meghan) Forseth of Chicago; great-grandmother to Matthew, Courtney, Alysa, Ashley and Abigail; dear sister to William (Joann) Bridges of St. Cloud, Minn., Darlene (the late William) Harding of Palmyra, and Shirley Bridges of Brookfield; and beloved sister-inlaw to Mary Ann (the late Robert) Crossman, Joanne (Jack) Williams, Mary Prelozni, Joan Prelozni and Henry Prelozni. She is further survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to her husband John J., she was preceded in death by her grandson, Steven DeBrozzo; brothers-in-law, Steven Prelozni, Alexander Prelozni and Anthony Prelozni; and sisters- in-law, Lillian Prelozni, Josephine Prelozni and Marion Prelozni.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 21, at RiverGlen Christian Church, S31-W30601 Sunset Drive, Waukesha. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.
Please meet at the cemetery office.
Memorials are suggested to The American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Brookfield, WI 53005; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., #270, Milwaukee, WI 53226; or the Military Funeral Honors Program, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, WI 53182.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.
For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at
www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.