Obituary of Gloria E Hemmelgarn
Age 76 of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on March 26.
Dolly was born in Rushford, MN, on February 19, 1947. Her family moved to Mpls where she graduated from Central High School. After high school, Dolly was a trailblazer in the printing industry and built a well-respected, 50-year career. Dolly began her career at Holden Business Forms in the bindery department and later worked her way up into sales and customer service. It was there where she met Ray and they married in 1976. After 20+ years at Holden, she also worked at Royal, Focus, and Midwest Business Forms. Dolly ended her career at Rightway Business Forms. She learned all the nuances of the trade and faced each challenge head-on. She was tough as nails and proved that if there was a will, there was a way. Dolly was knowledgeable, dedicated, determined, quick-witted, and had a smile that would light up a room. She was legendary for her taste in fashion, as shopping was a favorite hobby. Rarely did you see her in the same outfit twice. She enjoyed her bowling leagues in her earlier days and was an avid sudoku solver in her later years. Dolly gave great advice and had a positive outlook on life. Most of all, Dolly enjoyed spending time with her devoted husband and best friend, Ray. After retirement, they built a staycation oasis and enjoyed a life well-lived on their beautiful patio.
Survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Raymond. In-laws; Carol Lucius, Donna Bebus (Steve), Allen Hemmelgarn (Janie), Lucille Hemmelgarn, many nieces and nephews, as well as very dear friends who helped brighten her days.
Preceded in death by parents; George & Emma Snater, sisters; Alice, Renee Peterson, Maryann Hodge, and brother George, nephew Joey Peterson In-laws; Albert, Katherine, and Kenneth Hemmelgarn.
A special thank you to the nurses and nurses aides at AccentCare Fairview Hospice for taking such good care of Dolly over the past year. To Heather, a heartfelt thank you for all your love, help, and being such a special niece to Dolly.
A celebration of life will be held at The Cremation Society of MN in Edina on Saturday, May 6. A social gathering at 10 am, with a memorial service at 11 am by Richard Hodge. A light lunch will follow at noon.