Gloria Ilene Olerich, age 87, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, IA. Gloria was born on July 20, 1931, in Sac County, IA, to Delmer and Opal (Martin) Barnhill. She attended country school earning her diploma from Rice County, Minnesota, School District No. 12, on June 14, 1947.
Gloria was married to Kenneth Lohr on October 17, 1952, in Fairmont, MN. They made their home in Lake View, IA. This union was blessed with four children: Gary, Keith, Steven and Karen.
Gloria loved caring for her family, her home and being a farmer’s wife. She helped with all the duties involved with raising minks and chickens and became known around Lake View as the “Egg Lady”. She also loved gardening, going to garage sales and farmers market, playing BINGO and on occasion going to the casino. Gloria was an enthusiastic Hawkeye fan, both football and basketball. She enjoyed baking all her family’s favorites, especially for her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Gary (Dolly) Lohr of Hartley, IA, Keith (Bobbi) Lohr of Odebolt, IA, Steven (Joanne) Lohr of Peterson, IA, and Karen (Ken) Davis of Hartley, IA; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include her sister Judy (Russ) Lamaak of Wall Lake, IA; brother Harold (Sherry) Barnhill of Lake Dallas, TX; nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Delmer and Opal Barnhill; former husband Kenneth Lohr; sister Dorothy Carnine; brother James Barnhill; sister-in-law Ruth Knight; and parents-in-law George and Julia Lohr.