GLORIA J. GUGELER
Gloria J. Gugeler, 91, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Savannah Heights Care Center in Mount Pleasant. A memorial funeral service for Mrs. Gugeler will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mount Pleasant. The Rev. David Bracht-Wagner will officiate. Cremation will take place prior to the service. Gloria's family will greet friends in the church's Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. Burial will be at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Gugeler, the former Gloria Jean Ginger, was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Spencer, Iowa. She was raised in the town of Langdon, Iowa, by her parents, Donald Lavern and Gladys Lillian (Lawler) Ginger. Gloria attended a one-room school in Langdon, graduated from Spencer High School and Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in home Eeonomics. It was at the university that she met her future husband. On June 24, 1951, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer, Gloria were united in marriage to Paul Leroy Gugeler.
Gloria taught home economics in schools in Albert City and Laurens, Iowa. She left teaching to raise her family. After her family had moved to Mount Pleasant, Gloria resumed her teaching profession. She taught home economics in Mediapolis.
Gloria was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant. At the church, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Builders Sunday school class. She was a member and past officer of P.E.O. Chapter original A in Mount Pleasant.
In her spare time, Gloria loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, spending time at the lake with her family and snow skiing. She treasured the many trips she and Paul were able to take. She was a gifted seamstress and very keen in her ability to extend hospitality. Gloria was an adept Bridge player and enjoyed the many groups she played with.
Those thankful for sharing in Gloria's life include two children and their spouses, James and Rebecca Gugeler of Springville and Joan and Alan Stambaugh of Wichita, Kan.; deceased son Thomas' widow, Tressia and Paul Cain of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Christopher (Rebecca) Gugeler, Molly (John) McKune, Alissa (Jefferson) Hunt, Jamie (Spencer) Jardine, Amber (Austin) Rounds, Danielle (Cory) Sessions, Heather (John) Schliemann, Matthew Stambaugh, Sarah (Kyle) Neufeld and Nathan Stambaugh; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Gloria in death were her parents; three siblings, Dorothy, Donald and John Ginger; and son Thomas Gugeler.