March 23, 1932 - July 11, 2021
Service Date: August 30, 2021
Service Location Piasecki Funeral Home
Funeral services honoring Gloria’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Piasecki Funeral Home, 3720 39th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144.
The service may be viewed via livestream on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. on the following link facebook.com/PiaseckiFuneralHome/live/. You do not need Facebook to watch.
Interment will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, WI.
A visitation for Gloria will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Doctors without Borders at https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org or to Sierra Club at https://act.sierraclub.org/donate or to Kindred Kitties at http://www.kindredkitties.org would be appreciated by the family.
Gloria Jean Medow (née Schaefer), native of LaCrosse, WI, died on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Kenosha, WI, at her residence, Brookside Care Center. On graduating from Logan High School, LaCrosse, in 1950, Gloria followed her dream by going to Chicago to attend nursing school.
There she married her beloved husband, Robert J. Medow in 1956 and they raised their three children: David (Jane) Medow, Marilyn Medow and Sandra (Kevin) Mikolas. After Chicago, Gloria also lived in Tustin, WI, Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, then she and Bob spent two years on the road in their RV before settling in FL- first in Kissimmee and then Clermont. Gloria then moved back north to Plainfield, IL and finally, to Kenosha.
She was the loving grandmother to Nikolai and Hannah Medow and Alyse (Louis) Wenger and Nathan (Alanna) Mikolas. Fond aunt and cousin to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents, Nicholas Schaefer and Alice (Iverson) Comeau, and her beloved sister, Betty (the late Howard) Warren.
Gloria was a devoted, lifelong Lutheran. She was a great friend, even keeping closely connected with classmates from high school. She loved to be with friends and family, playing golf (which she only learned later in life), playing cards, and having fun. She readily made friends with people who crossed her path, from nurses in the doctor’s office to people she sat next to at church dinners. She enjoyed telling jokes and stories. Gloria was committed to environmental causes, an avid recycler and she supported groups from Greenpeace to the Sierra Club. She worked for social justice, in Florida running the local Community Center. She loved to read novels and to watch movies. And she was always proud of having been a nurse.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Feldy and staff, as well as the staff at Brookside Care Center for their compassionate care.