Gloria L. Schauer, age 85, of Litchfield, MN, died on Friday November 17, 2017 at her home in Litchfield, MN. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will be in Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield, MN.
Gloria Leola (Rutske) Schauer, daughter of Harold and Minnie Rutske, was born on July 4, 1932 in Glencoe, MN. She graduated from Glencoe High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Ervin Schauer on October 14, 1951 in Glencoe, MN. Together they moved to Litchfield in 1956. Gloria was a housewife and mother and later worked as a secretary at State Farm and was a paraprofessional for the Litchfield School System in Special Education. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and active in the Ladies Aide. Gloria was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren always enjoyed their special time at the lake with grandpa and grandma fishing off the dock. Her interests included sewing, baking, crafting, bowling and cards. She loved spending time in the garden in the dirt (not pulling weeds). All the bounty from the garden was canned or frozen and quickly eaten by all of us.
Gloria is survived by her children Lynett (Wes) Holmgren of Litchfield, MN, Connie (Bob) Kopplin of Litchfield, MN and Perry Schauer of Litchfield, MN; 5 grandchildren Mocha (Lars) Dyrud, Cassandra Holmgren, Brooks Holmgren (Felicia Reed), Chelsea Kopplin (Jeremy Marshall) and Alex (Annie) Kopplin; 8 great grandchildren Mia Truelove, Finn Dyrud, Eli Dyrud, Talen Reed, Lilyana Kopplin, Silas Kopplin, Elsie Kopplin and Willa Kopplin; brothers Delbert (Ida) Rutske of Glencoe, MN and John Rutske of Bloomington, MN; and a sister-in-law Lorraine Rutske of White Bear Lake, MN.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Ervin Schauer; parents Harold and Minnie Rutske; and brothers Leroy Rutske and Curt Rutske.