Gloria Klassen (Paulson)
Beloved Child of God
Gloria, 83 of North Saint Paul, peacefully joined her Lord and Savior on June 10, 2018 at Waverly Gardens with her family by her side. Gloria was a cherished daughter, mother, wife, Grammy, aunt, sister and friend. She touched the lives of countless people with her faith, kindness, patience and generosity. For more than 50 years, she was an active and devoted member of Cross Lutheran Church. Gloria had a passion for inspiring young children to learn and was a beloved preschool teacher at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for 30 years. The family wishes to thank the kind staff at The Shores of Lake Phalen, Waverly Gardens and HealthPartners Hospice who cared for her and her husband, Dick. Preceded in death by her parents, Garfield and Olive Paulson; her parents-in-law, Arnold and Hilda Klassen; and her sister-in-law, Mary Beth Paulson. Survived by her husband of 63 years, Dick; daughters Jane Miller (Chuck), Becky Klassen (Buck), Ellen Slater (Steve), Amy Opatz (Tom) and Susan Hadrits (Karl); grandchildren Leah (Brian), Emily (Luke), Kyle, Maria, Haley, Abby, Ty and Maren; great-grandson Bennett; siblings Carole Hansen (Lowell), Garner Paulson (Norma), Janet Hunter (Wayne), Curtis Paulson (Myra), David Paulson, Dianne McDaniel (Wally) and Douglas Paulson; many nieces, nephews and friends.
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Cross Lutheran Church, 1945 Prosperity Road, Maplewood. BURIAL Evergreen Memorial Gardens. VISITATION Wednesday, June 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Waverly Gardens, 5919 Centerville Road, North Oaks (use door E), and one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday.
The family welcomes memorials in Gloria’s name to Cross Lutheran Church online or by mail.