Gloria Drilling, 90
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 7:02pm admin
Oct. 4, 1927 —
June 22, 2018
New Hampton - Gloria A. Drilling, age 90, of New Hampton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Linn Haven Rehab and Health Care in New Hampton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be a Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7 p.m. Online condolences for Gloria’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh. com. Memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice or Gloria’s family.
Gloria Ann (Praska) Drilling was born on Oct. 4, 1927 to Louis and Florence Praska on a farm near Elma, Iowa. She attended country school near Lourdes, Iowa and the Catholic school in Lourdes. She graduated from Cresco (Iowa) High School and attended Upper Iowa College in Fayette and graduated with a Bachelors degree. She taught in Howard County country schools and kindergarten in Fredericksburg, Iowa for a short time.
Gloria was united in marriage to Arnold Drilling on Aug. 2, 1950 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes. She enjoyed socializing with family and friends, dancing, traveling and tending to her flower gardens. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Rosary Society.
Gloria is survived by her children, Kathleen (Tom) Jepson, Elaine (Dan) Olsen, James (Judy) Drilling, Richard (Teresa) Drilling and Robert Drilling; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gerald (Elverna) Praska.
Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Florence Praska; her husband, Arnold; and brothers, Francis, Donald and Leo.