Funeral services for Gloria were held on Tuesday, December 13, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was charge of arrangements.
Gloria was born in Galva on December 25, 1928, the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (Manteufel) Otto. She graduated from Hayes Township High School in 1946, and worked at a bank in Storm Lake until she married Wilmer Louis Winterhof on June 25, 1950 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.
After moving to the farm in Aurelia, Wilmer and Gloria joined St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia. Gloria was an active member in the Ladies Aid and Bible Study groups, and also enjoyed baking cookies for Vacation Bible School. She was a lifelong homemaker who liked to garden. She was also a member of multiple card clubs, loved to square dance, and traveled with several tour groups. Other pleasures included reading, doing puzzles, and playing games with her grandchildren.
Preceding Gloria in death were her parents; her husband Wilmer on December 20, 2010; an infant son; a brother, Victor Otto; and a sister and brother-in-law, Donna Jean and Richard Stille.
Gloria and Wilmer were blessed with five children - Gary and his wife Kim Winterhof of Cedar Falls, Bonnie and her husband Jim Lawler of Columbia, Missouri, Judy and her husband John Van Heek of Crofton, Nebraska, Dan and his wife Lynn Winterhof of Aurelia, and Joni and her husband Larry Klawitter of Waukee. They also have ten grandchildren - Heather and husband Mason Fromm, Shannon and husband Travis Hill, Keaghan and husband Anthony Bruscheon, Andrew Lawler, Sarah and husband Justin Grayer, Natalie and husband Isaiah Muenzberg, Molly Van Heek and her fiancÚ Brett Luebbe, Tanner and wife Allie Winterhof, Audrey and Gracie Winterhof, and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving Gloria are her brother Robert and his wife Marleen Otto of Storm Lake, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.