Gloria Jean Baldauf, age 61, of Mayville passed away peacefully at her home with her husband at her side on Friday, April 8, 2022.
A funeral service for Gloria will take place on Wednesday, April 13th, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Tn. Lomira with the Rev. Matthew Kuske officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, from 2-5 p.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville and again on Wednesday, April 13th, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s in Tn. Lomira. Interment will take place at St. Petri Cemetery.
Gloria was born the daughter of Roger and Carol (Lepien) Fink on July 28, 1960, in Beaver Dam. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tn. Lomira. Gloria was raised on the Fink Family Farm. She graduated from Winnebago Lutheran Academy in 1978 and then went on to attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota graduating in 1982. Gloria taught Lutheran elementary school at St. Paul in Round Lake, Illinois and also Memorial Lutheran in Willamston, Michigan. She was united in marriage to Pastor Paul Baldauf on November 25, 1989 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tn. Lomira. Together they served the Lord at Prince of Peace in Howell, Michigan and Grace Lutheran in Oronoco, Minnesota. She also served as administrative assistant at Resurrection Lutheran in Rochester, Minnesota. She continued to serve her Lord as an excellent church organist, choir director, Sunday school teacher, Ladies Aid member, piano instructor and served as the secretary and treasurer of St. Petri Ev. Lutheran Cemetery Association. Gloria was a faithful and supportive Pastor’s wife.
Gloria is survived by her husband Paul of Mayville. Her brother John (Vicky) Fink of Mayville. Her nephew Brandon (Megan) Fink of Mayville. Her niece- Brittany (Fiancé’ Wyatt Sweet) Fink of Mayville. Her God Child- Cheri Youngbeck of Iron Ridge. Her aunts Jeanette Messner and Janet Moldenhauer. Her uncle Ned (Carolyn) Lepien. Her sister in law Patricia Baldauf and her children Melissa Baldauf, Amy Baldauf, Christina (Justin) Pfau, and John (Crista) Baldauf. Further survived by cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, nephew Zachary, grandparents Henry (Irma) Fink and Edward (Anita) Lepien, in laws Edward (Mable) Baldauf, and brother in law Herbert Baldauf.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Tn. Lomira, Winnebago Lutheran Academy, or the St. Petri Ev. Lutheran Cemetery Association.