Gale P. Mayer, 68

Gale P. Mayer, nee Bastian, of West Bend died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at The Kathy Hospice at the age of 68.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1945, in West Bend to the late Jacob and Loretta (nee Vogelsang) Bastian. As a life-long resident of the West Bend area, she attended local schools, graduating from West Bend High School.

For many years, she worked at the former Amity Leather Products Company and also worked as a cook at various local restaurants.

Survivors include three children Timothy (Lisa) of West Bend, Jeffrey (Tina) of West Bend and Sherri Rasmussen (friend Tom Eck) of West Bend; five grandchildren Heather and Michael Mayer and Shannon, Mark (Danielle) and Daniel Rasmussen; four sisters Carol Feypel of Georgia, Marlene (Martin) Laufer of New Berlin, Mary Ellen (Kenneth) Knoebel of Green Bay and Barbara Becker of West Bend, one brother Jacob Bastian Jr. of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law Jerome Feypel and John Becker, two nephews and one great-niece.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Inurnment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials to The Kathy Hospice are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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