Gloria M. Vang, age 83 of Cannon Falls, formerly of Zumbrota, died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Lands Lutheran Church in Zumbrota. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and an hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Gloria Marion Morseth was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Minneola Township, Goodhue County, to Olaf and Gladys (Ronningen) Morseth. She grew up in rural Zumbrota, attended country school and graduated from Pine Island High School in 1954. Gloria attended and graduated from the Minneapolis Business College and worked as a bookkeeper in the Twin Cities for a year.
In 1956, she married Carl E. Vang and they made their home in rural Zumbrota. Gloria worked for Zumco, Libby's and did housecleaning. Gloria enjoyed cooking and won various ribbons for baking and flower design at the Goodhue County Fair, attending auctions and garage sales, playing rook, scrabble, bingo and Chinese checkers and spending time with her grandchildren.
Gloria is survived by her children, David (Suzie) Vang of Frontenac, Dale (Sandy) Vang of Zumbrota, Diane (Rick) Murray of Rochester, Darlene (Alan) Bryczek of Goodhue, Donald Vang of Lake City and Debra (Matt) Hellwege of Rosemount; grandchildren, Matthew Vang, Nathan Vang, Nicholas Vang, Stacy Poncelet, Cassie Tinnin, Tiffany Vang, Trinity Raths, Amanda Raths, Collin Murray and Patrick Siewert; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Cedric Wichser of Bloomington, Minn.
Gloria was preceded in death by her son Daniel, and her beloved cats, Midnight and Little Brother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to any animal rescue organization.