Gloria Jean Kafka

Oct 11, 1947 - Nov 26, 2021

age 74, of Wausaukee, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, November 26, 2021. She was born October 11, 1947, in Marinette, the daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Magnuson) Vertz. Gloria graduated from Wausaukee High School in 1965, and prior to marriage worked in Milwaukee and Green Bay. After raising her children she worked as a custodian for many years at the Wausaukee School.

Gloria was a devout Catholic, a loving mother and grandmother, and a good friend. She loved spending time at the cabin on Morgan Lake, appreciating the water and woods through all the seasons. Gloria enjoyed having lunch with her classmates once a month, keeping up with family and friends with Facebook, and taking a keen interest in politics and public affairs.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 47 years, Steve; four children: Victoria Kafka, Rebecca DesRochers (Aaron Miller), Steven J. Kafka, and Crystal Kafka (Tracy Much); three grandchildren: Lucas, Gwenyth and Julia; siblings: Pat Sebero (Gene), George (Karen), Stanley (Beverly), Dave (Barb), and Laura Vertz (John Frendreis). She was preceded in death by brothers Ronald, William, and Vern.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Wausaukee. Visitation is from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Father Jeffrey Briones is officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery this spring.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Gloria’s family with arrangements.

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday Dec 8, 2021, 11:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church [map]

Memorial Gathering

Wednesday Dec 8, 2021, 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church [map]

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Diane C Lockwood

Sending my condolences to the family. I will miss our monthly lunches. Gloria was a good friend of mine in high school, and had the greatest sense of humor.

Rebecca Hruska

Elmer & Nettie Busick

So sorry to hear that Gloria has passed! Loved working with her at the school as a custodian! Many laughs!! She will be missed so much!

Trina Hoskins

Gloria was a great lady and always had a smile and a quick visit if she was working at the school and you were picking up your kids. She will be missed.

claudia moritz

I got to know Gloria best when we both worked at Wausaukee Schools. I always looked forward to our conversations. I remember a very thoughtful, warm person. She will be missed by her loving family and friends. I am sending condolences, and prayers for peace and healing to Steve and her family.

Debbi (Wright) Holmes

So sorry to hear of the passing of Gloria, a sweet and kind gal. Thoughts and prayers to the family. May you find comfort in the memories.

Sharon A. (Johnson) Versland

My Sincere Condolences to All of Gloria's Family. May you find peace during this time of sorrow. God Bless.

Barbara McClellan

Our deepest sympathy to all of Glorias' family. She will be missed at our monthly lunches;

Dawn Dennis-Ruleau

Nola (Werner) Engeldinger

I'm so sorry for your loss. We were friends throughout high school. The family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.