Gloria Ann Schuett, age 86, of Mapleton passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mapleton, MN, with visitation one hour prior at the church as well. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Gloria was born in Waterville, MN. In Waterville, she worked for Dr. Huffington doing clerical work. It was at work where she met Jim Schwartz when he came in for an appointment. Jim and Gloria married in July of 1956. They bought the bakery in Mapleton, MN and also had the Gloria Ann bakery in Minnesota Lake, MN. Gloria also did medical clerical work for Dr. John Lester in Mapleton. Jim and Gloria had three children and built their first home. Jim died of a heart attack in 1965. Gloria sold the bakeries and with the help of family raised three children 6 years and younger. She met Roger Schuett, the local banker, and they married in 1969. Roger passed in 1994. Gloria’s home was very important to her. She loved to plant flowers and take care of her yard. Gloria liked to sew and made many dresses for her granddaughters when they were young. To celebrate birthdays, graduations, and baptisms Gloria made many cakes for her kids, grandkids, and nieces. She crocheted, helped with quilting at the church, was a member of the church choir, and loved to read.
Gloria is survived by her children, Kimbra (Kim) Lau, Lynn (Scott) Peterson, and Scott (Tammy Loquai) Schwartz; grandchildren, Andrea (Justin) Storlie, Brian (Jada) Lau, Jenna (Brian Hullopeter) Lau, Rachel (Mitch) Chauvie, Caitlin (Eric) Pollestad, Justin Schwartz, Logan (Megan Isackson) Schwartz; great-grandchildren, Mason Storlie, Jackson Storlie, Addison Storlie, Garrett Lau, Parker Lau, Alayna Lau, Aiden Whelan, Carter Whelan, and Turner Pollestad; siblings, Wilma (Glen) Gunderman, Douglas (Jan) Kopischke, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Gloria was preceded in death by her first husband, James (Jim) Schwartz, second husband, Roger Schuett, and her parents.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.