Services for Gloria Mae Parenteau


Gloria Mae Parenteau, age 92, of McIntosh MN, and formerly from Brooks MN passed away on November 2nd at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday November 7th at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brooks, MN.  Visitation will begin at 10 AM, one hour before the 11 AM service at the church.  Burial will take place immediately after the service at the St Joseph’s Cemetery in Brooks, MN.

Gloria Mae Hanson was born January 28th, 1928 in St. Cloud, MN.  Gloria was oldest daughter of Earl and Dora Hanson.  Gloria met Aurel Parenteau while he was attending St John’s University and he swept her off her feet.  They were united in marriage on September 24, 1948. and he took her away from city life to the small town of Brooks. They resided in Brooks until they sold the family home in 2016 and moved to Poplar Meadows in McIntosh, MN.

Gloria enjoyed bowling golfing and dancing.  She was a member of the St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Brooks.  She will always be remembered for her attention to detail and for her accurate record keeping.   She always knew the details for specific events.  She also played a big part in helping organize the Monday golf scrambles in Erskine.  In her later years she was hooked on Word Search puzzles, enjoyed reading books and loved watching Wheel of Fortune. 

Gloria is survived by her children: Mike (Donna) Parenteau of Walla Walla WA, Patti (Clair) Thompson, Lake Havasu City AZ, Tom (Diane) Parenteau of Maple Grove, MN, Steve (Vickey) Grand Forks, ND, and Joe (Carol) Parenteau of Thornton CO., Grandchildren: Jason (Holli), Aaron (Nicole), Alicia (Rob), Eric (Lauren), & Beau, Addison and Jay. Great grandchildren: Wyatt, Anders, Audrina, Talia, Harper, Brooks and Jacques.  Sister, Joyce Wolhart, brother-in-law, Marc (Yvonne) Parenteau, sisters in law, Ione Brooks, Mary Lou (Lamont) Deaver, Nancy (Chuck) Stridde and many other relatives and friends. 

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Dora, husband Aurel, brother Doug, brothers-in- law Lyle Wolhart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Brooks MN or to a charity of your choice.  A special thank you to the caring staff at Poplar Meadows and Pioneer Care Center.










Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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