March 29, 1934 - September 11, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Jane F. Gapinski, age 81, who passed away Friday at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church in Sauk Rapids.

Jane was born March 29, 1934 in St. Stephen to Harris & Anna (Mensinger) Fenlason. She married Donald Gapinski on June 6, 1953 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen. Jane lived in the Sauk Rapids area most of her life. She worked in food service at SCSU for 38 years. Jane enjoyed old time music, dancing, visiting with friends on the phone, playing cards, visiting the casino, ironing, and traveling to Oregon. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them.

Survivors include her husband, Donald of St. Cloud; sons, Mike (Lisa) of Phoenix, AZ, Greg (Mary) of Clear Lake, and Daniel of Siren, WI; daughter-in-law, Virginia Gapinski of Sauk Rapids; brothers and sister, Patrick Fenlason of Sauk Rapids, LaVerne Sobania of Phoenix, AZ, and Richard Fenlason of Minnesota; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; son, Pat; sister, Alice Fenlason; and brothers, Henry and Robert Fenlason.