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Gloria Strandberg
August 24, 1931 - September 17, 2015

Gloria A. Strandberg, 84, of Oelwein, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home. She was born on August 24, 1931 on the family farm near Angus, Minnesota, the daughter of Daniel and Gerda (Kulle) Filipi. She grew up in the area and graduated from Crookston High School in 1949. Gloria continued her education at Minnesota State University - Moorhead. She was a teacher in the Oelwein School System for 20 years, retiring in 1997. On July 16, 1961 she was united in marriage to Paul G. Strandberg in Warren, Minnesota and they had three children, Sarah, David and Susan. Gloria was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, all will dearly miss her.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Paul; her three children, Sarah (Richard) Fromm of Decorah, Iowa, David (Susan) Strandberg of Duluth, Minnesota and Susan (Nathan) Stacy of Rochester, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Anna, Grace and Catherine; a brother, Glenn (Patricia) Filipi of Fargo North Dakota; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Gerda; a sister, Donna and a brother Donald. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Oelwein Public Library Foundation, 201 East Charles St., Oelwein, IA 50662.


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Susie Ricchio on October 8, 2015 at 9:31 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. I so enjoyed helping her select books from the Oelwein Library. She generously donated her Christmas Village for the library's holiday displays, and I thought of her every time we assembled it for the season!
Then one winter day, to my surprise, she came strolling in the library with her cane to see her greatly appreciated gift! She was so happy that her collection found a good home.
Prayers to you and yours.
Susan (Gosse) Leibold on September 29, 2015 at 9:31 PM said:

Thinking of your family during this difficult time. I remember her well from growing up in Oelwein.
Beth Bunn on September 28, 2015 at 5:59 AM said:

Paul, Sarah, David, and Susie,

Sorry to see the passing of this great lady, May you find comfort in all the days to come.
Karen Tharaldson on September 25, 2015 at 7:04 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. I always loved visiting with her when I saw her; took classes with her during the summer, loved her great treats (Still have recipes with her name on them), taught with her when I was in Chapter I reading, just enjoyed her so. Sympathy to you Paul and family.
Heidi Hallberg DeJong on September 25, 2015 at 3:05 PM said:

Thinking of you all--Mr. Strandberg, Sarah, David, Susie and families. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Love to all of you.
Heidi Hallberg DeJong
Wm. and Marietta Vance and Family on September 25, 2015 at 8:32 AM said:

Had the pleasure of working with Gloria for many years at Parkside, what an awesome Lady, she will be greatly missed. May the Lord be with your whole family as you mourn her loss.
michelle ludwig on September 21, 2015 at 6:58 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss of Gloria passing. I alwsys looked foward to getting to see her. I will miss her visiting with me. Sorry and prayers to you Paul.
Roger Peterson on September 21, 2015 at 2:54 PM said:

Paul and Family, Sorry to read the news of Gloria's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Charles & Connie Serra on September 21, 2015 at 1:10 PM said:

Our prayers are with you Paul and your family at this difficult time.
Selina Quandahl on September 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM said:

Sarah and Rich,
Thinking of you guys at this difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort. Selina
GARRY & BETTY DAVIDSON on September 20, 2015 at 5:53 AM said:

Our sincere sympathy to Paul and the family.
Lynn Erdelt Reinert on September 19, 2015 at 10:18 PM said:

Paul and family, thinking of you during this sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jo Sanborn on September 19, 2015 at 11:01 AM said:

Paul, Sarah, David, and Susie,
So sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. She was a wonderful person that I had the privilege of teaching Title I Reading with for many years. She was always so proud of each one of you and talked about you often. She will be missed by many of us. Hugs and prayers to you. May she rest in peace.
Debbie Vargason on September 19, 2015 at 5:52 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you .
God Bless
Deb Vargason

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