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Gloria R. Gumm

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Gloria R. (nee Pedrin) Gumm, 69, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

Gloria was born on Dec. 15, 1952, in Sault Ste. Marie, a daughter of Bernard Anthony and Helen Margie (Biermaker) Pedrin. She attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1972.

Gloria is survived by two daughters, Anita (Curtis) Burnett and Sara Gumm; five grandchildren, Nathanial, ChloeAnn, Kaylee, Brody and Braxton; three stepchildren, Jim Gumm, Diane Coolidge and Alice Gingery and their families; a brother, Bernie; three sisters, Julianne, Linda (Paul) and Betty; very special friends, Leslie and Dennis "Bud" Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Roberta and Ruth; a stepbrother; and numerous stepsisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; eight brothers, Edward, Howard, George, Lawrence, Raymond, James, Thomas and David; and a sister, Mary.

The family is honoring Gloria's life in a private funeral service.

Interment will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield, in the spring.

"The Broken Chain"

We little knew that day,

God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.

You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,

Your love is still our guide.

And although we cannot see you,

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.

-Ron Tanmer

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Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements.