Gloria Ann Goertel
Gloria Ann Goertel, 64, of Fargo, ND, died Saturday, August 18, 2007, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Gloria was born May 6, 1943, in Mayville, ND, daughter of Perl and Hazel (Nelson) Larson of rural Blanchard, ND. She attended elementary school at Blanchard, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1961. She attended college at North Dakota State University and Moorhead State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Gloria married John Wayne Goertel on August 8, 1964, in Fargo. She taught elementary school in Fargo and North Carolina before departing to raise her two sons. Gloria then returned to teach special education in rural Cass County (ND) schools for 21 years, primarily in Kindred. Teaching was a great source of happiness. She enjoyed working with her students, and had many dear friends among the staff.
She was known for her baking and cooking skills. Gloria also enjoyed gardening, volunteering at the Comstock Historic House, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her kind heart, ready smile, and caring nature will be greatly missed.
Gloria is survived by two sons, Wayne, Hooksett, NH, and Timothy (Sara), Darien, CT; a grandson Charles Goertel; and a sister Yvette (Robert) Woell, Bolingbrook, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband John, and her parents Hazel and Perl.
Memorial Service: Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 11 AM, at First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.
Visitation: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 from 4 to 8 PM at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND.
Please feel free to sign the online guestbook at boulgerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.