Gloria D. Svetlik
Gloria D. Svetlik, age 90, of Merrill, WI, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Bell Tower Residence Assisted Living under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Gloria was born in Neillsville, WI, on December 18, 1929, to the late James and Rose (Pollnow) Milton. She was married to Charles Svetlik in 1949; he passed away in 1997. After high school, Gloria attended secretarial school in Madison, WI, where she worked as a secretary in Neillsville, Ann Arbor, MI, and Florence, WI, before settling in New Holstein, WI. She was an avid traveler, traveling across the United States and Canada with family and after Charlie’s retirement. Gloria enjoyed camping, especially in Big Bend, TX, and Yosemite National Park. After Charlie passed, she stayed with her sister, Ginny, in Florida during the winters. She enjoyed reading light mysteries, watching old TV shows which included “Murder She Wrote” and humorous programs on PBS. She played Bridge, enjoyed singing in church and visiting homebound parishioners, and baking delicious pies for everyone to enjoy.
Survivors include 4 Sons, Charles (Laurie) Nikolai-Svetlik, of Merrill, Robert (Cindy) Svetlik, of Mount Calvary, WI, Joseph (Theresa) Svetlik, of Reedsburg, WI, and Richard (Sarah) Svetlik, of Burien, WA. Gloria is further survived by 9 Grandchildren, Erik (Leah) Svetlik, Kyle (Mallorie) Svetlik, Sarah (Jordan) Larsen, Canyon, Sierra, Rachel, Ariel, Joseph, and Jacob Svetlik, and 4 Great-Grandchildren, Noah, Eli, Charlotte, and River James Svetlik. She was preceded in death by her Parents, James and Rose; her Husband, Charlie; 2 Brothers, Louis and Raymond Milton; and 3 Sisters, Virginia (Henry) Rahn, Lucille (Stu) Engstrom, and Delores (Ed) Kaspar.
A Memorial Mass for Gloria Svetlik will be held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, WI, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Holy Rosary Cemetery. Generations Funeral Home & Crematory of Tomahawk is assisting the family. View Gloria’s obituary and leave online condolences at generationsfuneral.com.