Gloria Jean Laufman

Gloria Jean Laufman, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was 76 years old, and has struggled with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compounded by a stroke in 2015.

Gloria was born on June 6, 1941, the daughter of Valerian and Estelle (Warba) Dudewicz. Gloria attended St. Peter & Paul High School, and married Larry Laufman on October 8, 1960. She worked for Aleda Lutz Veteran’s Administration Hospital for 20 years, until retiring in 1998.

She was the proud mother of one son, Brent Laufman of Vassar; one daughter, Brenda Hamilton of Romeoville, Illinois; and grandsons, Christopher Laufman of Saginaw, and Sean Hamilton of Romeoville.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband; children; grandchildren; brother Lee (Barb) Dudewicz of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nieces, Amy Dudewicz of Albuquerque, and Carrie Chavez of Albuquerque; cousins Danny (Janet) Rowley of Millington, Roxanne Abbott of Vassar, Judy Jennings of Wylie City, Texas, Patricia “Patsy” Pappas of Oscoda, and Mary “Mame” Hill of Vassar; aunt Lorraine Warba; and beloved friends Joyce and Wally Mentel of Martinez, Georgia.

Larry and Gloria were members of St. Elizabeth Church in Reese, for the past 20 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, crocheting, knitting, and after retiring, she enjoyed helping raise her grandchildren.

It was Gloria’s wish to be cremated with no funeral service. She will be inurned at St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, burial date pending.

Donations can be made in Gloria’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of America.

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