Gloria Edith Gustafson 80, of Minong, WI passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Cambridge Medical Center in Cambridge, MN.
Gloria was born July 19, 1932 in Clearbrook, MN to the late Harold and Florence (Hanson) Staehnke.
Gloria graduated from Badger High School. She met Manley B. Gustafson while he was working on the road in Badger, MN, they married on August 31, 1957 and they enjoyed 40 years together. He preceded her in death in 1997.
In 1979 she moved her family to Minong, she was a very active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Minong, WI in charge of the luncheon committee. Gloria was also a member of the Local Tops Chapter earning numerous TOPS awards.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life is her five children Mark Gustafson of Florida, Dale Gustafson of MN, Jeffery (Jan) Gustafson of MN, Cheryl Fields (Rich Peterman) of Kansas, and Bruce (Becky) Gustafson of Minong, WI, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two brothers Donald (Gloria) Staehnke of MN, and Glen (Edith) Staehnke of MN, two sisters Myrtle (Clarence) Ellis of MN, Elaine (Donald) Lange of MN.
She is preceded in death by one great grandchild 2011.
A Celebration of Gloria's Life will be held 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Minong, WI. Pastor Sara Pearson will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church.Burial will take place at a later date.