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Gloria I Forster

Gloria I Forster

Gloria I. Forster, age 97 of Durand, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Gloria was born on August 18, 1921 in Ogden, IA. She was the daughter of Tony and Edvige (Trevisol) Galloro. Gloria grew up in Ogden and graduated from high school there. After high school, Gloria moved to Banning, CA where she met Louis “Louie” Forster, while he was in the Army there. Gloria married Louie Forster on March 4, 1946 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima rural Durand. After marriage, they made their home in Durand where they raised their family. During her working years, Gloria was a legal secretary and did taxes.

Gloria enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing and spending winters in Florida or Arizona with Louie. She also enjoyed crafts, playing piano, organ and playing cards. Most of all, Gloria loved spending time with family and friends.

Gloria is survived by her children; Robert (Mariantonia) of Manitowoc, Diane M. (Special Friend; Jim Keeler) Forster of LaCrosse, Stephen of Maple Shade, NJ and Mary Sue (Special Friend; Randy Hillestad) Wittig of Durand, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one brother; Don Galloro of California, one brother-in-law; John Weiss, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Louie, three sisters; Mary Mitchell, Emma Meehan and Rosie Seaver and three brothers; Tony, Joe and Don.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gloria’s name to the Plum City Care Center.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Nadine Schuh

    Bob and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing,but knowing she is spending Christmas in Heaven should help ease the pain.

  2. Marge Kunkel

    So sorry for your loss at this blessed time of year.

  3. Rita and Larry Gruber

    Bob, Dianne and Mary Sue. Enjoyed working with your
    Mom.Fun to be with. I remember how happy she was as the family grew and how she loved you all.

  4. Butch (Al) Fedie

    We are sorry to hear about your mom ‘s passing. We are sending our sympathies and our love. Butch and Carol Fedie

  5. Mike Gilles

    My condolences to the Foster children. I knew Bob and Diane from my youth in Durand when neighbors to the Louie and Gloria family. Good people all. Mike Gilles

  6. John and Judy Parr

    Hugs to all

  7. Keeley (Costigan), Brian and Tina Hanson

    Our deepest sympathy to Bob, Diane, Steve and Mary Sue. We are saddened to hear of Aunt Gloria's passing. After losing our mother and Gloria's sister, Rosie, earlier this year, we understand the sadness that you're feeling at this time. Know that Gloria and mom are celebrating with our Savior and their brothers and sisters in heaven. Though we may be far away, each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless.
    Your cousins, Keeley (Costigan), Brian and Tina Hanson

  8. Gloria Antoinette Galloro Tannahill

    I was named after Aunt Gloria. She was such a wonderful lady. Didn't see much of her after she moved to Wisconsin. She will be missed by her family and loved ones. Rest in peace. Love Gloria

  9. Bobbi Edens

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my Aunt Gloria. She was my godmother in the Catholic Church in Ogden Iowa as an infant. She lived a distance from me so I didn’t get to see her that often. She was such a pretty lady,tiny and loved so much!! My blessings go to her family at this time. RIP. Neice Roberta

  10. Carol Hunter

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family.God bless you all on this Christmas season.

  11. Jane Foos

    My condolences to Diane, Mary Sue and family on Gloria’s passing.
    Jane (Gilles)Foos

  12. Kent & Lamoyn Keenlyne

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
    She is now in a better place.
    May God Bless And Give You All Strength At This Time.

  13. Donna & Jim West

    Sorry for your loss

  14. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    Mary Sue...so very sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Donna & Richard Karshbaum

    You all have our deepest sympathy, God Bless,What aWonderful Lady !

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