Gloria Jungkans, 95, died on Thursday December 1, 2022 at the Glen Oaks Senior Living Campus in New London.
The funeral will take place on Thursday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Timothy Smith will officiate. Interment will be Friday, December 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 8 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm.
To leave condolences for the family online or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.
Gloria is survived by her daughters, Arlette (Orville) Johnson, Marlys (Brad) Ranweiler, Doreen (Lee) Bowman, Wendy (Lonny) Robbin; sons, Larry (LeAnn) Stark, Bob (Donna) Stark; daughter-in-law, Carol (Tom) Frederick; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Haack; brother, George Maha, Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Victor Stark, Leo Schumacher, Arlin Jungkans; his parents; son, Glenn Stark and an infant son; and her siblings, Geraldine Wendler and Phyllis Friedrich.
Gloria A. Maha was born on July 3, 1927, to George Sr. and Alice (Striech) Maha in Mulligan Township, Minnesota. She was the eldest of five children and attended county school near Lamberton. As a young teenager, she was an aide at St. John’s Nursing Home in Springfield. On November 30, 1944, Gloria married Victor Alvin Stark. The couple worked at the WearWell Garment Factory in New Ulm and farmed. Their union was blessed with eight children. While Gloria was pregnant with their last child, Victor died suddenly on July 31, 1964. Gloria moved her young family to New Ulm to be closer to her family. While raising her family, she baked and sold fresh bread, wove rugs, tended a large garden, and worked part-time at the Tillman Bakery in New Ulm. On January 20, 1970, Gloria married Leo C. Schumacher and the rest of her family moved to the Comfrey area and helped on the farm. Gloria milked a jersey cow daily and became known for her freshly churned butter. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and maintaining a large garden. Leo died on May 14, 1983 and soon after Gloria moved to New Ulm. In time, Gloria remarried in Arlin Jungkans on October 31, 1987 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and the couple lived together on the Arlin Hobby Farm. As a couple, they volunteered at Treasure Haus, particularly enjoyed fishing and traveling. Arlin died on November 9, 2013. Gloria continued to live in New Ulm until December 2019 when she became a resident of Glen Oaks in New London. Gloria lived a long, faith-filled life. She instilled a love for Jesus, as well as a good work ethic in all of her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Blessed be his memory.