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Schmitz, Gloria Ann (Coenan) (1940 - 2024)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 5/9/2024 at 17:02:29

Name of deceased: Gloria Ann Schmitz (nee Coenen)

Aged: 84 yrs, 3 mo, 11 days

Residence: Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: Jan. 10, 1940, Westphalia, Shelby County, IA

Died: April 21, 2024; at home in Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, May 3, 2024; St. Boniface Catholic Church, Westphalia, IA; burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery, Westphalia, IA

Survived by: Husband of 62 years, Norman Schmitz of Westphalia, IA; children, Debbie (spouse, David) Davis of Harlan, IA, Dawn (spouse, Leo) Lapke of Dunlap, IA, Dean (spouse, Courtnay) Schmitz of Des Moines, IA, Dale (spouse, Heidi Brown) Schmitz of Council Bluffs, IA, Denise (spouse, Wil) Stephany of Omaha, NE, and Dana (spouse, Danny) Schiltz of Omaha, NE; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dave (spouse, Karen) Coenen of Council Bluffs, IA, Vicki (spouse, Larry) Schmitz of Westphalia, IA, and Twyla Grooms of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law, Carol Coenen of Omaha, NE; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Wilfred and Margaret (nee Schwery) Coenen; brothers, Ivo Coenen and Marvin Coenen

Education: Attended grade school and high school at St. Boniface Catholic School, Westphalia, IA.. After graduation she went on to attend Iowa Beauty School in Des Moines, IA.

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Westphalia, IA,, and remained a lifelong member; was a member of the St. Boniface Choir for 38 years

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Norman Schmitz; Oct. 24, 1961; St. Boniface Catholic Church, Westphalia, IA

Employment: Owned and worked at Gloria’s Beauty Shop for 40 years; in addition, she worked at the Country Care Center outside of Harlan, IA for 17 years

Hobbies/Interests: Played the organ for many funerals, weddings, musical variety shows, and church masses; loved flowers, gardening, baking and attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events;

Sources: pauleyjones.com


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