Memoriam: Our Mothers favorite words: “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken”.
God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine". It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
Gloria Jean (Waldvogel) Pagel of Fort Atkinson, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was 82 years old.
Gloria was born on April 5, 1931 in Mattoon Village in Shawano County, WI, daughter of the late Edward and Lorna (Koch) Waldvogel. She married Rodney Fred Pagel of Rome, WI on June 30, 1956.
Gloria was a 1950 graduate of Mattoon High School. She then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, majoring in education and later received her Master’s Degree in reading. Gloria was a teacher for many years in the Fort Atkinson School District, retiring in 1996. She was a teacher not only in our community, but also in our life.
Gloria was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson for many years and later of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson.
Gloria enjoyed many of the little things in life such as; reading, sewing, flower gardening, family genealogy and traveling. Gloria was a kind hearted woman with so much love to give, that she gave all this to the very end. The love she had for her family and friends was truly a blessing from above and the love we feel within our hearts will be forever etched in time.
She was a beloved mother to Barry (Diane) Pagel of Fort Atkinson and Bruce (Betty) Pagel of Jefferson; a cherished grandmother to Timothy Pagel of Jefferson; a loving sibling to her brothers, Franklyn (Joan) Waldvogel and Dennis (Cindy) Waldvogel and sister, Rosalie (Kevron) Shiro, all of Antigo. Gloria was loved and will be remembered by her niece and nephew and her great nieces and nephews and many of dear friends in which she held close to her heart.
Gloria was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rodney and a brother, Dennis Edward Waldvogel of Antigo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson and from 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until time of service. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Fort Atkinson.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Eagle View Manor and Rainbow Hospice Care both in Jefferson for the wonderful care they gave to Gloria in her final days, along with Father Thomas Coyle, pastor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson.