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Obituary for Gloria J. Brandenburg

Gloria Brandenburg, loving mother and grandmother passed away Dec. 18th, 2020 at the age of 80, in the Estelline Care Center, Estelline, SD. She was formerly of Norfolk, NE.

Services are pending.

Gloria was born on January 30th 1940 to Desolee (Dale) Swain. Gloria married James Cobb and together they had three children in this union. Later in life Gloria reunited with high school friend Don Brandenburg in marriage, and she became step-mother to Matt and Jeremy when they were just 4 and 5.
Gloria was known as a great caregiver. Gloria was an excellent Psychiatric Aide at the Norfolk Regional Center for over 30 years. She was always a good listener, gave great advice, and easily became lifelong friends to people of all ages.

Gloria enjoyed keeping a beautiful home, being creative, painting, gardening, piano music, cross-stitching and she loved pets. She was a speed reader, going through stacks of novels in a week and she was sharp with crossword puzzles. She was a diehard coffee drinker, but diet coke was a close second. Gloria had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh and a compassionate spirit. She loved her family more than life itself as she was a very affectionate mother and grandmother!

Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Don, son, Lee Cobb, mother, Desolee Owens, brother, Gail Oss, and precious grandparents.

She is survived by her brother James (Donna) Oss, children, Susan (Bruce) Buhler, Nancy (Steve) Mennis, Matt (Charity) Brandenburg, Jeremy Brandenburg, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel,