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Gloria Kafka

Gloria A. Kafka (Krall)

Friday, March 4th, 1932 - Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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Gloria A. Kafka, 88, formerly of Stratford, went home to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Stoney River Memory Care, Marshfield, where she has been a resident since July of 2019.

She was born March 4, 1932, in Wausau, the daughter of the late Edward and Ida (Alt) Krall. She attended St. Rose Convent in La Crosse from 1945 to 1947 and graduated from Edgar High School in 1949. She married Robert J. Kafka at St. John Catholic Church in Edgar on Sept. 27, 1950. He survives.

Gloria was true to her name and gave Glory to God in all she did whether that was tending to her family, her marriage of 70 years or her beautiful gardens. She modeled hard work, persistence, and resiliency working side-by-side with her husband all her life, from farming for nearly 30 years while simultaneously raising 7 children to operating a successful Shaklee business of 20 years. Gloria’s commitment to her faith, family and personal growth have been and will continue to be a guidepost for those she leaves behind.

Survivors, besides her husband, Robert, include four sons, Tim (Shelley) Kafka, Tom (Julie) Kafka, Glenn (Beverly) Kafka and Jim (Brenda) Kafka; three daughters, Cheryl Anderson, Carol (Darwin) Kasner and Jayne (Jeff) Griepentrog; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (Pat) Krall and Billy (Rosalie) Krall; a sister, Shirley (Fred) Swider; and a sister-in-law, Penny Krall. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Krall.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Halder. The Rev. Joseph Nakwah will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in St. Patrick Cemetery, Halder. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the church. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Pete Anderson, Kent Anderson, Chris Kafka, Kellen Kafka, Koltin Kafka, Chase Griepentrog, Dylan Griepentrog and Spencer Griepentrog. Eulogists will be her granddaughters, Amber Anderson and Tiffany Koss.

Thank you to the staff at Stoney River Memory Care and Heartland Hospice for their loving care.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
    St. Patrick Catholic Church
    3158 Halder Rd
    MOSINEE, WI 54455
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Patrick Catholic Church
    3158 Halder Rd
    MOSINEE, WI 54455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Joseph Nakwah


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Sharla Dreikosen

Posted at 12:59pm
We have so many good memories of and classy little gal! She treated us like family, actually like a mother would. We were so proud and happy to be their neighbors. She even brought us a home cooked meal while we were building our home, shared water before the well was drilled and slips of her plants for my gardens. As a couple, they took such interest in others, the neighborhood and community. We enjoyed the humor and wit she shared, and respected her strong work ethic. She was small and cute when she drove up for a brief visit on the 4 wheeler and, later the golf cart, always with her hair styled and makeup on! . She was also kind to Ed’s mom at Stoney River, pushing her about in her wheel chair, and sitting together holding hands. I think they bonded as proper Christian ladies, who each raised large families. Certainly, She was of a generation to admire! Sincerely, Ed and Sharla Dreikosen
We are sorry to miss her funeral due to COVID this year.

Alice & Bob younger

Posted at 04:40pm
Gloria was a very special neighbor to us. She and Bob were the first people to welcome us to the neighborhood. She liked the same music as we did Christian/Gospel and she always liked to hear it when we were outside working. She was a good Christian lady who will be missed very much.

Karen "Krall" Nowack

Posted at 12:01pm
Cousin Gloria always had a wonderful smile and was a great conversationalist. She will be missed.

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