Gloria Fern Schillinger was born February 2, 1934 at Spencer, SD to Archie and Elvie (Hart) Peppmuller. She grew up and attended school in Spencer. On October 2, 1950 she married Ervin Schillinger. They operated a café in Spencer for several years and she worked at Armours Creamery in Mitchell for three years. In 1967 they moved to Mitchell where she worked in manufacturing at Herter’s, Syncom, and Owatonna MFG. She did housekeeping and laundry at Palace Cleaners, the Best Western Motel and the Lawler Inn. Before retiring she worked in the produce department at Sunshine Grocery for twelve years.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Brown of Presho, SD; Linda Holdorf of Iowa; Anita Pederson and husband, Mark of Brandon, SD and one son, Christian Schillinger and wife, Bobbi of Rapid City, SD; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, her parents, two sisters, Connie Jones and Edris Wibben and six brothers, Scotty, Terris, Garry, Larry, Lamar and Lindell.