Gloria Jean Brummels, age 70 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Thursday, April 05, 2018 at her farm home with grace and dignity after battling a long illness surrounded by her loved ones.
Memorial Services will be on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Visitation with her family will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Pallbearers will be Wyatt Doerr, Danielle Doerr, Daniel Steffen, and Maddie Steffen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Courtney Steward, Katie Stewart, Cassie Stewart, Connor Doerr, Barrett Doerr, and Sophia Gall.
Gloria Jean was born on August 23, 1947 to Eugene and Doris (Kiepke) Sohler in Yankton, SD. She was the eldest of four siblings - Chuck, Cindy, & LaMont. Gloria attended school and graduated from Laurel Public School in Laurel, NE. Gloria worked as a bookkeeper at the bank in Laurel until she married Gaylen Brummels on April 6, 1968. From that time forward, her life was about farm and family. Gloria assisted with the farming and bookkeeping in addition to maintaining a household and raising children. Gloria and Gaylen had five children, Brenda Jean Tyndall, Patricia Ann Gall, Carol Lee Stewart, John David Brummels, and Melissa Kay Doerr.
Gloria loved the farm dearly, including being outdoors, maintaining a large garden and spending time caring for animals. She felt a deep affinity for animals, whether that was raising orphan rabbits, adopting strays, or tending her cattle. Gloria enjoyed gardening and canning the produce she raised. She always had fresh baked cookies to share with her kids, grandkids, and friends. She was also a caring person who had a strong desire to help others. After the death of her husband on 10/19/2001 and her son John on 8/5/2003, Gloria began caring for children- babysitting both grandchildren and children from the neighborhood. One of her greatest joys was being "grandma" and playing with children. She always had fresh baked cookies to share with her kids, grandkids, and friends.
Gloria is survived by her four children and spouses Brenda and Joel Tyndall of Hartington, Patt & Richard Gall of Tripp, SD, Carol & Dennis Stewart of Avon, SD, Melissa & Justin Doerr of Plainview, NE; grandchildren Courtney Stewart, Katie Stewart, Cassie Stewart, Sophia Gall, Wyatt Doerr, Dani Doerr, Connor Doerr, and Barrett Doerr; great grandson Deacon Smith; her mother Doris Sohler of Laurel; siblings Chuck Sohler of Laurel, Cindy Taylor of Concord, NE, Lamont Sohler of Freeman, SD; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that were her family.
She was preceded in death by her father Gene; husband Gaylen; son John, granddaughter Aimec; her mother-in-law Lois; aunts Altrude Olsen, Dorothea Huether, Doreen Tim, Helen Graning, Ruth Keipke; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
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Please know that each of you is in our thoughts and prayers. May you experience the peace and comfort only Jesus can give.
Roberta Hoesing and family
It is with great sadness to hear of Gloria Passing. Gail Sohler being a uncle saw her grow up and admired her - she will always be remembered as a very loving caring person. I gave Gloria piano lessons and what a joy it was. Our deepest sympathy for the entire Family.
Gail and Janet Sohler
So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our prayers her girls and their families during this difficult time.
Jim and Marilyn Hope
Sincere condolences to Gloria family. Such a loving caring person will be dearly missed. May you all be comforted by the word at Revelation 21: 3,4 knowing the God does not want to see any of us suffer.
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Brummels family. Gloria was always such a pleasant and caring person. I know she will be greatly missed. Prayers.
Linda & Daryle Milbrath
My thoughts and prayers to Doris and family at this very sad time . I remember the fun times at the cabin and how nice Gloria was to me when I was little . I am thinking of your family .
Lori Sohler Novak
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