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Gloria J. Kroening

January 28, 1944 — February 19, 2024

Gloria J. Kroening, age 80, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born on January 28, 1944, in Oshkosh to the late Ernst Jr. and Irma (Kamrath) Lisek.

Gloria graduated from the general school of nursing program at UW Madison in 1965. She worked as a surgical nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. On January 15, 1966, she married her high school sweetheart Norbert “Nubbs” Kroening in Oshkosh. She stayed with him in Germany for over a year as he was station there for the Army. Upon their return she worked at Mercy until she had her two sons. Later in life she was a volunteer at Mercy and worked for Bethel Home and Urologic Associates.

Gloria’s compassion and generosity extended far beyond her profession. An avid quilter, she was a valued member and former president for four years of the Lakeside Quilters Guild. Her talents were celebrated at the EAA quilt show and various retreats, where she received numerous ribbons for her beautiful creations. She always had a creative handmade quilt or table runner for her family and friends. Gloria was part of the dedicated group of individuals known as the Nifty 9 Patches, fostering education and fellowship within the quilting community. Her altruistic nature also led her to crochet scarves for the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club, brightening the lives of many.

In addition to quilting, Gloria loved golfing, reading a good mystery novel, and putting together puzzles all while nibbling on Hughes meltaways.   

Gloria found solace and strength in the fellowship of AA for over 30 years, where she touched the lives of many with her wisdom and unwavering support.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 58 years, Norbert “Nubbs” Kroening; brother, Ernst (Virginia) Lisek III; sister, Karen (Paul) Morton; daughter-in-law, Lori Kroening; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Bob) Olson; brother-in-law, Clark Seibold; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their family dog, Maggie. She was preceded in death by her sons: Ted Kroening and Norbert “Trip” Kroening III; and sister-in-law, Karen Seibold.

A funeral service for Gloria will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, 100 Lake Pointe Dr, Oshkosh. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service. She will be laid to rest at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bella Vista and Compassus Hospice for their care of Gloria.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home

100 Lake Pointe Dr, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 29, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home

100 Lake Pointe Dr, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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