HUNTLEY – Gloria M. Bretzmann, 79, of Huntley, passed away Nov. 17, 2012, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Barrington.
She was born March 8, 1933, in Milwaukee, to Ernst and Agnes (Dobretzberger) Jahn. She married John R. Bretzmann on Jan. 30, 1954.
Mrs. Bretzmann was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter in Huntley, which sponsors education for women, and was previously a member of the P.E.O. Chapter in Woodstock. She worked at Centegra Hospital in Woodstock for more than 10 years. She and her husband owned two newspapers in California, the Dunmuir News and the South Siskiyou News.
She is survived by her children, Mark Bretzmann of Rockford, Ellen (Frederick) Crawley of Crystal Lake and Jay (Robin) Bretzmann of Chapel Hill, N.C.; five grandchildren, Margot, Renee, Alison, Thomas and Peter; sister, Judy Giaimo of Salem, Wis.; niece, Chris Bain; and nephew, Paul Giaimo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband in 1987.
The visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m., following a short visitation at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St., Huntley. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois or to Trinity Lutheran Church.