Gloria M. Bretzmann,79, Huntley, died Nov. 17, 2012, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Barrington.
She was born March 8, 1933, in Milwaukee to Ernst and Agnes (Dobretzberger) Jahn. On Jan. 30, 1954, she married John R. Bretzmann.
She was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter in Woodstock, which sponsors education for women, and participated in P.E.O. activities in Huntley. She worked at Centegra Hospital in Woodstock for more than 10 years. She and her husband owned two newspapers in California: the Dunsmuir News and the South Siskiyou News.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Bretzmann, Rockford, and Jay (Robin) Bretzmann of Chapel Hill, N.C; a daughter, Ellen (Frederick) Crawley, Crystal Lake; five grandchildren, Margot, Renee, Alison, Thomas and Peter; a sister, Judy Giaimo, Salem, Wis.; a niece, Chris Bain; and a nephew, Paul Giaimo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband in 1987.
Visitation was Nov. 20 at Schneider-Leuch-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11008 N. Church St., Huntley. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405, Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, Lake, IL 60010 or to Trinity Lutheran Church.