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NOTE: Services for Gloria J. Luer, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, have been postponed. An update will be made when services are rescheduled.

Gloria J. Luer, 89, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Sunday morning, March 1, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek, with her loving family at her side.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mayo Clinic/Hospice: Mayo Clinic Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home, of Chetek, has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

Gloria Joyce Luer, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020. She was born and raised in Chetek, Wis. 

At age 40, Gloria attended University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis., and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in art education with a minor in English. She was employed as the director of the Chetek Senior Citizens Center for several years and then worked as the director of a geriatric center in Eau Claire, Wis. She returned to Chetek and enjoyed many years as the director of independent housing for special needs individuals.

Gloria was an artist and loved working in the mediums of watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. She served as the president of the Chetek Art League. Gloria was an avid reader, card player and enjoyed endless games of Scrabble.

Her spunky, assertive personality will be greatly missed!

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Julie) Olson and John (Kristal) Olson, and her daughter, Holly (Terry) Beecher. Gloria had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Olson; father Guy Grant Luer; mother Daphne Luer; sister Gwen Toufar; brother Sherman Luer; and sons Michael and Jeffrey Olson.

A celebration of life for Gloria will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Chetek. The family will greet visitors at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mayo Clinic/Hospice: Mayo Clinic Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home, of Chetek, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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