Barbara “Barb” J. Gorski


Barbara J. Gorski, 83, was reunited with her husband, David Gorski, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Barbara was born September 20, 1938, in Cudahy, and lived in Independence until moving to Milwaukee after high school. Barb was an independent, strong woman with a caring and gentle side. She graduated from Independence High School. After high school, she worked at Allen Bradley, where she met and married Dave. They started a family that grew with grandkids and great-grandchildren. Barb adored her grandchildren and frequently spoke of all their activities with pride.

Loving mother of Michael (Julie) and Steven (Stacey) Gorski; proud grandmother of Matthew (Becca), Samantha, Victoria, Laina, and Jonathan; great-grandmother of Parker and Declan Gorski; dear aunt of Tina David and John Beatty; sister of the late Sharon (Johnny) Beatty and Karen (the late Bill) Sylla; sister-in-law of Jerome (Mary) Gorski, and Stanley (Nancy) Gorski.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Tony Sylla; and her father, Casimir Olejniczak; her brother and sisters-in-law: Edward (Adele), John (Deloris), Estelle (Robert) Aspenleiter, Richard (Loretta), Mary Ann (Thomas) Woiak; and sister, Edith Gorski. She will be missed by many other nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at St. Veronica Congregation, 4001 W. Whitnall Ave., Milwaukee. A Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara will be live-streamed at 11:00 a.m. Please see the funeral home’s website for further details.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barb’s memory to the church or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home, Bay View Chapel, 3275 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI; P: 414-483-2322;

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