On Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, Gloria Darlene (Otto) Winterhof went to be with her Lord at Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Gloria was born Dec. 25, 1928, the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (Manteufel) Otto in Galva. She graduated from Hayes Township High School in 1946. Gloria worked at a bank in Storm Lake until she married Wilmer Louis Winterhof on June 25, 1950 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. After moving to the farm in Aurelia, they joined St. Paul Lutheran. Gloria was an active member in the Ladies Aid, Bible Study groups, and enjoyed baking cookies for VBS. She was a lifelong homemaker who liked to garden. She was 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 the grandchildren.
Preceding Gloria in death were her parents, her husband Wilmer on Dec. 20, 2010, an infant son, brother Victor Otto and sister Donna Jean Stille and her husband 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, Mo., Judy and her husband John Van Heek of Crofton, Neb., Dan and his wife Lynn Winterhof of Aurelia, and Joni and her husband Larry Klawitter of Waukee. They 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 are her brother Robert and his wife Marleen Otto of Storm Lake, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.