Gloria M. Barenfenger

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Gloria M. Barenfenger, age 86 of Alhambra, IL, died Monday, August 22, 2016, at Bethalto Care Center in Bethalto, IL.

She was born on Wednesday, May 07, 1930, in Worden, IL, the daughter of Edward and Mary (nee Zirges) Barenfenger.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Prairietown, IL; Ladies Aid and Choir; Alhambra Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (past secretary).

She was born in Worden, IL; graduated from Worden High School in 1948. She affirmed her faith through the rite of confirmation on April 18, 1943. After graduation she started working as a secretary for U.S. Radiator Corp, Edwardsville, IL, for one and half years. She then worked as an account/bookkeeper for Illinois Lumber Co., Edwardsville, (wholesale division) for 32 years. She then worked for the Department of Agriculture in Edwardsville as a program assistant for 9 years and retired in December of 1995. She lived on a farm near Prairietown until 1972 when she built a new home and moved to Alhambra, IL. She moved to Villa Rose Senior Living Community, Bethalto, in 2013. She enjoyed Polka dancing; reading; growing flowers; faithful in her faith; spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:
Cousin – Neva Griesbaum, Bethalto, IL
Cousin – Neil (Nita) Neunaber, Wood River, IL
Cousin – Don (Evelyn) Schaake, Edwardsville, IL
Cousin – Marie Schreiber, Bethalto, IL
Godchild – Pam (Kent) Brigman, Dorsey, IL
Godchild – Lanette (Phil) Boileau, Canton, MI
Many Second Cousins and Friends.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Edward E. Barenfenger
Mother – Mary E. Barenfenger, nee Zirges
Sister – Wilma M. Reinacher (died 8/28/2006)
Brother In-law – Curtis A. Reinacher (died 9/28/2013)
Brother – Infant.

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown, IL., with Rev. Dale A. Skeesick, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Prairietown Cemetery in Prairietown, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

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