Gloria J. Luer

February 9, 1931 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 89)


Gloria Joyce Luer, age 89, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2020.  She was born and raised in Chetek, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Olson, father Guy Grant Luer, mother Daphne Luer, sister Gwen Toufar, brother Sherman Luer and sons Michael and Jeffrey Olson.

 She is survived by her sons, Robert (Julie) Olson, John (Kristal) Olson and daughter, Holly (Terry) Beecher. Gloria had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 At age 40 Gloria attended UW Stout in Menominee and obtained a BSA in Art Education with a minor in English. She was employed as the director of the Senior Citizens Activity Center in Chetek for several years and then worked as the Director of a Geriatric Center in Eau Claire, WI. She returned to Chetek and enjoyed many years as the Director of Independent Housing for special needs individuals.

 Gloria was an artist and loved working in the mediums of water color, acrylic and oil painting. She served as the president of the Chetek Art League. Gloria was an avid reader, card player and enjoyed endless games of Scrabble.

 Her spunky assertive personality will be greatly missed!


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mayo Clinic/Hospice:

Mayo Clinic Department of Development

200 1st Street, SW

Rochester, MN 55905

The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with arrangements.

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