Gary Lee Schlei
{ "" }
Share Gary's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Gary Lee Schlei

Passed away on Tue., June 23, 2020 at the age of 71. Gary was born in West Allis to the late Rosemary (Adamec) and LeRoy P. Schlei. Gary is survived by his wife Nancy Wilson Schlei, his dog Mozart, brother Dennis (Patty) Schlei, along with niece Jessica (Vaughnn) Parker and nephew Matt (Donna) Schlei.

Per Gary's wishes, and to prevent SARS-CoV2 transmission, there will not be a formal service. Please share your memories at

Cress Funeral Service

(608) 238-3434

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
2 entries
June 29, 2020
So sorry to hear about Gary. I remember some good times in the band and going sailing with him to the Apostle Islands. He was a good friend and will be missed.
randy hopf
June 28, 2020
I was so sorry to read about Mr Schleis passing.

I had him as my band director about 40-41 years ago in middle school. One of my fondest memories of him was at one of my Clarinet lessons, when he played a recording of Flight of The Bumblebee. I was intrigued by it,& anytime I hear or play it,I think of Mr Schlei.

He was always very kind & patient with his students.

Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Dawn Reetz
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences