Gloria M, Felten, 91, of Caledonia passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at Caledonia Care and Rehab surrounded by family. She was born on June 6th, 1925 to Phillip and Clara (Peterson) Erickson in St. Paul, MN. She attended Como Park Grade School and Washington High School both in St. Paul.
Later in life she met Leo Felten while he was working in St. Paul. They were married on May 18th, 1946 at St. Agnes Church in St. Paul.
Gloria worked many years at Sprague National Bank and Coast to Coast in Caledonia.
Gloria enjoyed going to rummage sales and having rummage sales which she earned a certificate from the Caledonia Chamber of Commerce that recognized her 15 years as chief organizer of the Caledonia city-wide garage sales. She also was a volunteer for many years for the bloodmobile in Caledonia. In her free time she enjoyed playing Bingo, going to casinos, bowling, camping and fishing in Brownsville, playing cards, shaking dice, and feeding and watching birds.
In addition to raising their five children Gloria and Leo were also foster parents to many children.
Gloria is survived by her five children Tom (Kathy), James (Bonnie), Diane (Rick) Rosendahl, Jeff (Dawn), and Kathy (Henry) Bruening; 15 grandchildren Rhonda (Dan) Oehmigen, Tonya Felten, Karen (Brian) White, Michael (Holly) Felten, Jon (Nicole) Felten, Aimee Alvarez, James Rosendahl, Conrad (Kristen) Rosendahl, Jeannie Hill, Jessie (Andy) Foster, Phillip (Maria) Felten, Tony (Crystal) Felten, Jacob Bruening, and Marisa (David) Pearson; 28 great grandchildren Felicity, Dominic, Rachel, Lauren, Dylan, Hailey, Sawyer, Jack, Ashley (Travis), Taylor (Christian), Nathan, Brittany, Logan, Nichaela, Gabriel, Nicholas, Cody, Steven, Alexyess, Kristopher, Breanna, Marques, Lev, Paige, Andrew, Peyten, Jacklyn, and Kalyn; and 6 great great grandchildren Aaliyah, Aalivyah, Namen, Zane, Mayson, and Journee.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Leo in 2010; sister, Barb Kaufenburg; sister-in-law, Clara Felten; daughter-in-law, Jeannie; granddaughters Maria Bruening and Nicole Rosendahl; and step-grandson Richie Bullock.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 27th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Caledonia, Fr. Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial in the Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call Sunday, June 26th from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Holy Family Hall, with prayer services at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church one hour prior to services on Monday.