October 14, 1928 – Friday, June 24, 2011
Zion Lutheran Church in B uffalo
Monday, June 27, 2011
Gloria Rose Vigren, age 82, of Buffalo, Minnesota,with Allina Hospice Services passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at The Park View Care Center in Buffalo with her family by her side.
She was born October 14, 1928 in Annandale, Minnesota, the daughter of William Anton and Lillian Alvina (Johnson) Gunnerson.
On April 25, 1947 she was joined in holy marriage with Earl Vigren. To this union four daughters were born. They lived the first part of their married life in Minneapolis and moved to Buffalo in the 1970’s to a house they built themselves.
Gloria’s life was her children. She liked traveling and took a trip with her family every year. She worked her whole life in manufacturing and after retiring she and Earl were snowbirds traveling to Arizona where they spent the winter months with her sister Glorene and brother-in-law DeWayne in Apache Junction until Earl’s passing in 2002. For the past five years she lived at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
She loved to dance, spend time with her grandkids teaching them about money and math, and enjoyed her time at the lake cabin with her family and friends.
Gloria is survived by her daughters, Karen (Paul) Endres of Buffalo, Jane Blair (Dave) of Rockford, Debbie Vigren of Buffalo, and Dawn (Dino) Slusar of Monticello; grandchildren, Paulina Wille, Kristen Anderson, and Kelly Blair; five great-grandchildren; sister Glorene (DeWayne) Hald of St. Cloud.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; parents, William and Lillian Gunnerson and granddaughter, Carla Blair in 1997.
A funeral service will be held 11:00am Monday, June 27, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8pm at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue in Buffalo. Further visitation will be Monday morning at the church from 10:00am until the time of service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in French Lake, Minnesota next to her husband.
Pallbearers will be: Paul Endres, Dave Hintz, Dino Slusar, Timothy Wille, and Justin Anderson.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with the arrangements.