Wanda F. Gajewski, 100, Weston, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born March 27, 1923 in the town of Norrie, daughter of the late Andrew and Frances (Wonsikowska) Zajackowski. On August 10, 1946, she married Leon M. Gajewski at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1993.
Wanda was a World War II veteran of WAC-Women’s Army Corps and was stationed in Washington and San Francisco. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post No. 388, Wausau. Wanda was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Daughter’s.
In her younger years, Wanda enjoyed playing softball in the military and with friends throughout the years, and later, enjoyed playing the sport with her grandchildren. Among her favorite pastimes, she refurbished many furniture items, loved to garden, was an excellent cook and liked to bowl and play cards with her family and friends. Wanda was an avid Packer fan, Brewer fan and enjoyed watching the Wausau Woodchucks.
Survivors include four children, Wayne (Donna) Gajewski, Wausau, Shirley (Darrell) Moser, Marietta, GA, Sharon (Tom) Siegler, Wisconsin Rapids and Christine Gajewski, Champlin, MN; six grandchildren, Amy Gajewski, Jon (Laurie) Gajewski, Jason (Heather) Moser, Jenny Moser, Dan Siegler and Bob Siegler; two great-grandchildren, Ali and Aidan; three great-great-grandchildren, Lochlan, Langley and Lennon; one sister-in-law, Ann Graveen, Wausau; and many nieces and nephews.
Beside her parents and husband, Leon, she was preceded in death by eleven siblings, Casey, Bernice Olson, Irene Miller, Clara Wanta, Ollie, Marie Smith, Gertrude Lidwin, Matthew “Chet”, John, Adam and Florian “Larry”.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. Rev. Joseph Albert Saleth will preside. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter, with full military honors conducted by the VFW Post No. 388, Wausau. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com