Gloria M. Potocnik, 77, of Owen, passed away Saturday March 2, 2019 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care.
Gloria was born April 21, 1941 in Medford to Marvin and Antonia (Neder) Brehm. She is a 1959 Graduate of Medford Sr. High. Gloria married Jerry Potocnik on July 13, 1963 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Jerry survives.
She is further survived by her Children: Sue Potocnik of Madison, Tony (Roxanne) Potocnik of Medford, Jennifer (Kit) Canino of Sherwood, Grandchildren: Allison, Samantha and Abbi Potocnik, Frank and Mira Canino, Siblings: Bob (Allie) Brehm of Antigo, Carol (Late Jim) Hummer of Medford, Mike (Peggy) Brehm of Marshfield, Cordell Brehm of Medford, Joan (Joe) Rickert of Medford and Joe (Sue) Brehm of Madison.
She is preceded in death by a Brother Charles Brehm and a Grandson Jacob Potocnik.
Following high school Gloria moved to Milwaukee. After their marriage she and Jerry remained in Milwaukee until 1967. In 1967 they purchased the family farm near Owen where Jerry grew up. She was a farmer, home maker and worked for a period of time at Tombstone Pizza.
She served as the Holway Town Clerk, and secretary of the Town of Holway St. Mary's Cemetery Association.
Gloria enjoyed gardening, teddy bears, her fish pond, Winnie The Pooh, and old time dances. She was a blood donor and was near to her 20 gallon goal. Her philosophy was "Think of all the people you can help."
Gloria loved her Grandchildren and enjoyed every moment spent with them.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday March 9, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in the Town of Holway. Visitation will be held at church that morning from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass.
Memorial donations in honor of Mom can be designated to her family, which will be used to help children in need throughout the surrounding community.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com