Gloria Jean Stoltenberg

Grand Island

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Updated: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 03:34:21 CST

Gloria Jean Stoltenberg, 82, of Coffeyville, KS, formerly of Grand Island, lost her battle to cancer on Friday, November 22, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Wednesday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.


Gloria was born January 31, 1931 in Grand Island to Boyd and Erma (Compton) Burnett. She was raised and received her education in Grand Island.


On June 2, 1948 Gloria was united in marriage to Edward Stoltenberg. To this union they had 4 sons and 2 daughters. 


The couple made their home in Grand Island where they raised their family. Mr. Stoltenberg preceded her in death on June 18, 1999.


Gloria worked in Grand Island at the Lutheran Hospital and Saint Francis as a nurse, as well as homecare and companions.  At the time of her retirement she worked for Pioneer Seeds in Doniphan. She moved to Coffeyville, Kansas in 2003.


Gloria was an active member of the American Legion, Eagles and Elks Club in Grand Island. She enjoyed playing bowling on the Wii, doing puzzle books, Bingo and most importantly never missed the opportunity to spend time with her family. She was also proud of the fact she played the guitar and sang with Loretta Lynn in Nashville, TN.


Gloria wasn't grandma to her Great Grandkids she was known by "Black Grandma" and "Midget Grandma" which was special to Cody, Tanner and Brittney Fieldgrove. She then she got the title of “Skinny Grandma" from Alex, Max, Tony, Victor and Miguel Castorena


Gloria is survived by her sons Doug and his wife Sandy Stoltenberg of Grand Island, Steve and his wife Bobbi Stoltenberg of Winona KS, Randy and his wife Mary Jo Stoltenberg of Grand Island, John and his wife Margaret Stoltenberg of Coffeyville, Ks and daughters Terri and her husband Dave Alkire of Kansas and Kim and her husband Leland Smidt of Dannebrog, Ne,  28 Grandkids, 37 Great Grandkids, brothers Rodney and Sunny Burnett, Step Brother Buck and his wife Babe of South Dakota and several nieces, nephews and cousins


She was preceded in death by her parents, a step mother Bertha Burnett, her husband Edward, one sister Bev Ruppercht, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.


Memorials are suggested to the family.