Gloria M. Marolf, 80, of Farley, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at her home in Farley, from an unexpected Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer diagnosis.
Visitation for Gloria was held from 3-8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, where a prayer service was held at 2:30 p.m. and the Farley American Legion Auxiliary met at 4:30 p.m. Visitation continued after 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at the funeral home in Farley.
A Mass of Christian burial for Gloria was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farley, with the Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Lector was Jayne Hoeger. Eucharistic Ministers were Dan Willenbring, Bede Willenbring and Lynne Hammerand. Placing of the pall was done by Steven Marolf and Lynn Smith. Giftbearers were Kalli Smith and Amorie Smith. Burial was held at St. Francis Cemetery in Dyersville.
Casketbearers for Gloria were Jared Marolf, Evan Sanders, Bridger Smith, Brian Jacque, Jeff Jacque, Pat Burkle and Charlie Demmer.
Gloria was born Feb. 9, 1939 in Dyersville, daughter of Bernard and Leona (Kirsch) White. She received her education from Xavier High School in Dyersville and also attended Loras College in Dubuque. On Sept. 6, 1958 she was united in marriage to Ralph L. Marolf at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2009. Together the couple owned and operated Farley Oil for many years, and celebrated 51 years of marriage.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Parish in Farley, a member of the Farley Garden Club and the Farley American Legion Auxiliary. Her retirement years were spent planning her next adventure with her friends from Destinations Unlimited. Her day to day endeavors included taking care of her home and yard which she did impeccably.
She is survived by two children, Steven (Diann) Marolf, of Lenexa, Kan., and Lynn (Joe) Smith of Billings, Mont.; four grandchildren, Kaitie Marolf (fiancé, Evan Sanders) and Jared Marolf (Caitlynn Noltie), Bridger (Kalli) Smith and Kennedy (Daniel) Bowen; two great-grandchildren Amorie and Everly Smith and Bowen boy on the way; and one brother, Allan (Dee) White, of Guttenberg.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Scott Raymond Marolf July 22, 1993; one sister, Ethel (Dick) Jacque; and one brother, Vernon (Mary Lou) White.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com