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Gloria N. Dobernick

Gloria N. Dobernick, 71, passed away August 16, 2014. She was born November 17, 1942 to Francis and Alice McNamara in Manistique, Michigan, where she was raised on Indian Lake. Gloria attended St. Francis School in Manistique, and then graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in nursing. She worked as an LPN through St. Lawrence Hospital, Motor Wheel Corporation, and then the American Red Cross until she retired in 2004. Gloria loved spending time with her grand-daughters. She also enjoyed yard sales and going to the casino with her husband, John. She spent many days later in life in Cheboygan on Mullet Lake. Gloria and John wintered in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 Gloria is predeceased by her parents; brothers, George and Pat McNamara and sister, Claire Busch. Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband of 46 years, John Dobernick; daughter, Kelly (John) Franzel; son, Price (Cathie) Dobernick; grand-daughters, Gabrielle and Grace Dobernick, Riley and Charlee Franzel; sisters, Dawn Herzog and Anne (Dale) Turner; dear sister-in-law, Betty McNamara; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A funeral mass for Gloria will take place Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 am at St. Therese of Lisieux, 102 W. Randolf Rd., Lansing with visitation one hour prior at the church. The family will also receive visitors Tuesday, August 19 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a rosary service at 7:30 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staffs of Sparrow Hospice Center and Sparrow L-Tech, and also to Dr. Vangala and the Wound Center staff.

 Contributions may be made in Gloria's honor to Sparrow Hospice Center, c/o Sparrow Foundation, P O Box 30480, Lansing, Michigan 48909.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.

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Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 18, 2014
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