Gloria A. Blankschien, 74, of Peshtigo, Wis., passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Rennes Health Center West. She was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Green Bay, to Emil and Helen (Johnson) Blankschien, residing in this area all of her life.
    Gloria spent her early years in the Town of Grover and was a graduate of Peshtigo High School, Class of 1962.  She was employed by Marinette County for 39 1/2 years and retired from the Health and Human Services Dept. in December 2002. She enjoyed knitting children’s sweaters for the Guideposts “Knit for Kids” program, water-walking at the Americlnn, baking pies for family and friends, breakfast and luncheon engagements with friends, Westlund Bus trips and Daniel O’Donnell concerts. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Marinette.
 Gloria is survived by one brother, Lee (Sandy) Blankschien of Marinette; one niece, Emily (Jeremy) Boettcher of Marinette; one nephew, Dr. Matthew Blankschien of New York; one great-niece, Jordan Lee Boettcher of Marinette; and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
 Per Gloria’s request, there will be no visitation or service.  
    Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family.