SPARTA - Gloria M. (Birkland) Smith went home to the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Bristol Glen in Newton. She was 92.
Gloria was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Andrew and Johanna (Strom) Birkland. She resided for more than 50 years at Lake Mohawk, and was a homemaker. Gloria was predeceased by her husband, Jerry, in 1977, a daughter: Francine in 1985, a son; Donald in 2005 and a granddaughter Shaundra in 2009. Surviving her is a grandson, Michael Mlekoday, of Naples, Fla.; a granddaughter, Michelle Kieser, of Fridley, Minn., and four great-grandchildren, Spencer, Ryan, Joseph and Jessica.
Private arrangements are being handled by Goble Funeral Home, Sparta.