Gloria Neubauer, age 84, of Bird Island died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, May 12th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island with Rev. George Schmit as celebrant. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation is Sunday 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church and continues there Monday for one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to St. Marys School of Bird Island. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Bird Island.
Gloria Regina Neubauer was born July 4, 1929 in Farmington, MN, to Alden and Louise (Klotz) Bohm. When she was a Junior in high School her family moved to Bird Island where she continued her education and graduated from St. Mary's High School. After this Gloria worked in the family's restaurant business. Gloria married Gerald Neubauer on September 3, 1949 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. They farmed in Bird Island and were blessed with seven children. Gerald preceded her in death in 1985. Gloria was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was active in the CCW, the choir, high school religious education instructor, and on the St. Mary's School Board. Gloria had also been a 4-H Leader and a hospice volunteer. She enjoyed golfing, reading, sewing, gardening, playing cards, writing poetry, doing puzzles, and especially being a prayer warrior.
Gloria is survived by her seven children and their spouses: Diane (Steve) Sowieja, Farmington; Jerry (Julie) Neubauer, Sleepy Eye; Pat (John) ONeill, Bird Island; Dan (Becky) Neubauer, Waconia; Dav (Carrie) Neubauer, Chanhassen; Bill (Janelle) Neubauer, Bird Island; and Tom (Tracy) Neubauer, Bird Island; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Lisa (Scott) Wood, Caden, Gavin, Addison, Ava; Ted (Megan) Sowieja, Taryn, Jocelyn; Ben (Katie) Sowieja, Liliana, Emmett; Dan (Jeni) Sowieja, Taylor, Cole; Sean (Heather) Neubauer, Berkley, Breck; Liz (Brad) Braulick, Lainey, Nolan; Kit (David) Rehmann, Mason; Steve (Summer) ONeill, Grayson, Graham; Scott (Kelly) ONeill, Isabel, Piper, Kip; Megan (Steve) Szlachtowski; Matt (Amanda) Neubauer, Aubrey; Lance (Jill) Neubauer, Jade; Drew Neubauer; Cole (Alison) Neubauer; Ross Neubauer; Anne Neubauer; Mark (Lara) Neubauer; Alex Neubauer; Miranda Neubauer; Bret Neubauer; Reid Neubauer; and Tate Neubauer and her brother-in-law Bob Mandell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerry; her two brothers and sisters-in-law: Jack (Margaret) Bohm and Bob (Mary) Bohm; her sister and brother-in-law: Mary Lou (Marvin) Alexander; and her sister Lorraine Mandell.
Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Bird Island, MN
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