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Gloria (Triggiani) McDaniel
April 29, 1935 - November 7, 2013

Gloria Marie McDaniel, 78, of Pleasantville, Iowa and formerly of Oelwein, passed away on Thursday November 7, 2013.  Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Monday November 11, 2013 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral Services will be at 11:30 AM on Monday November 11, 2013 as well, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Deacon Jim Patera officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established.

Gloria Marie (Triggiani) McDaniel was born on April 29, 1935 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of Veto and Arminda Elizabeth (Thomas) Triggiani. She grew up in the Oelwein area and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School there. Later in her life she moved to Pleasantville, Iowa where she work for R. R. Donnelly and raised her family. On November 7, 2013 Gloria passed away at her home. Gloria enjoyed her dog Benji, cooking for everyone, making people laugh, taking long drives, looking at the beautiful fall leaves, crossword puzzles, watching her grandson race, and spending time with her friends. Her greatest enjoyment came from her time with her family.  She will be dearly missed by her loving family and all who truly knew her.

Gloria is survived by her two sons: Don Potter of Swan, Iowa and Lynn Potter of Augusta, Kansas; her three daughters: Diane Bender of Swan, Iowa, Marilyn (Mark) Maeschen of Pleasantville, Iowa and Chris (Jim) Bender of Swan; nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Donald Triggiani; her sisters: Darlene Schwartz and Dorothy Lillibridge; and her parents, Veto and Arminda. 


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Becky Anderson on November 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM said:

My deepest sympathy to Gloria's family. I have good memories of Gloria. It was so nice to see her at Josh and Amanda's wedding last August. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to visit with her one more time. Even though she appeared to be in a lot of pain, she still had a friendly attitude and took time to visit. I remember her fun-loving outlook on life and some fun times we had many years ago. She'll be dearly missed!
sharon, phyliss, connie, collene, sherl, sue on November 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM said:

For many years we worked with Gloria at donnelleys. She was very hard working woman who worked long days and much overtime.we all enjoyed working with Gloria because she made a hard monotnous job go by fast with her quick wit, and her love of a good joke. Gloria was a good friend and co worker. Our deepest sympathy
Deb Schwartz Harkness on November 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM said:

Don, Lynn, Diane, Marilyn & Chris.....My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Gloria was a very special person. May her memories live on through you always. Love you guys!
Sandie Bolten on November 10, 2013 at 8:30 AM said:

I met Gloria through my husband Joe on one of our many trips to Walmart in Indianola. We always stopped and talked with her. After Joe passed I continued to visit with Gloria when I would see her at Walmart. I will miss her great smile. May she rest in peace.
Lisa Carroll on November 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM said:

Thoughts and Prayers to all the family Gloria you will be missed by many I remember spending lots of time at the little yellow house in swan
Cheryl Barth on November 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM said:

Our Special Angel! Love you Auntie!!

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