Gloria June Kneser

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Gloria June

Kneser, Gloria June

(nee Bartel) Born to Eternal Life on Monday, January 2nd, 2023, at the age of 90.  Dear wife of the late Wayne M. Kneser for 58 years.  Mother of Tom (Sharon) Kneser, Jeff (Carolann) Kneser, Hollie (Ron) Borck, Rick (Linda) Kneser, Greg (Sandy Kimmes) Kneser, and Pam (Paul) Henne.  Grandmother of Joshua (Liz), Bethany (Matt), Jacob (Krystal), Lucas (Katie), Sara (Nate), Matthew (Cathy), Katie Beth (Tim), Christine (Dave), Brian (Mariah), Amelia, Wylie, Trevor, and Allison.  Great-grandmother of 13.  Sister-in-law of Ken (Janet) Kneser.  Preceded in death by her sister Beverly Olson.  Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 8th, 2023 at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 4800 S. 84th St, from 2pm – 4pm.  Visitation will continue on Monday at Woodlawn Ev. Lutheran Church, 2217 S. 99th St, from 10am – 11am, followed by the funeral service at 11am.  Interment Caledonia Memorial Park.

Born and raised in Franksville, WI.  Gloria graduated from Racine Horlick High School in 1949, later getting her teaching degree from Normal School before taking a job at Raymond Center.  Gloria was married to Wayne on December 26th, 1953.  She was the dedicated mother of six children, and among other talents was an accomplished seamstress, she was also an active member at Gethsemane Ev. Lutheran Church for many years, and later Emanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in New London, serving in the Ladies Aid, the OWLS and singing in the choir.

Gloria and Wayne were the owners of the New London Trophy and Craft store from 1982 until 1997.  In retirement, they lived in New London until moving back to the Milwaukee area in 2005.  Most recently, Gloria was a member at Woodlawn Ev. Lutheran Church.

Thanks to the staff at Clement Manor where Gloria lived the last two years of her life.

In memory of Gloria’s deep commitment to Christian education, in lieu of flowers memorials to the Lutheran school of your choice.


  1. Janet Kneser January 4, 2023 at 9:21 am - Reply

    So many good memories of Gloria and the family. She helped me make drapery for our first house. Very knowledgeable woman who was always ready to serve others. Glad she was my sister-in-law!❤️

  2. Jen Sassman January 4, 2023 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you and your family at this time, Greg. May you all find comfort in the memories you treasure most about your mom.

  3. Joan Taxis January 5, 2023 at 6:47 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Auntie, remembering the 13 of us all together as Kids and our Mom’s would pull lunch or supper all together. It’s hard to loose a Mom. Now the sisters are together. LOVE you all.

  4. Beverly Behm January 6, 2023 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. We did not know her well but the family members we do know have Wonderful traits that I’m sure she had also! May God comfort you All. Randy and Bev Behm

  5. Debbie Kuehn January 6, 2023 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Your mom is truly blessed to be in the kingdom of our Lord.

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