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Obituary for Gloria J. Stokke


Gloria J. Stokke, 90, of La Crosse, died Wednesday morning May 27, 2020 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. For the past few years, Gloria resided at Eagle Crest South in La Crosse. Gloria was born Nov. 8, 1929 to Oscar and Agnes (Peterson) Pederson. She was married to John M. Stokke on March 5, 1948 in La Crosse. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband John on March 20, 2007, her parents Oscar and Agnes Pederson, two brothers Owen and Glenn Pederson, and one sister June Likens. Gloria is survived by her children, Jayne L. Stokke (Gerard Rugowski) of Genoa Wisconsin, and Douglas J. Stokke (Luann) of Westby Wisconsin. Special thanks and hugs to her niece Kathy (Pederson) Olson who took so much time out of her busy life to keep Gloria supplied with her addiction of chocolate and snacks. Also, to her first cousin Corrine Abegglen for running so many errands for her when family members were unable to do so. And last but not least, Marla Cummingham a true angel. She was my rock and always there for me when I (Jayne) needed support. Thank you. Gloria asked to not have a service and to be cremated. Her ashes will be buried next to her husband John, at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse. Please give any memorials to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, (P.O. Box 2031, La Crosse, WI 54602). New Horizons always held a special place in her heart.