Gloria M. Parrow

Gloria Mae (Gunderson) Parrow, 84, of North Branch, Minnesota, passed away on Aug. 13, 2019, at Fairview Hospital Southdale in Edina, Minn.. 

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Strike Funeral Home in Isanti, Minn. 

Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Strike Funeral Home with the pastor Sue Olson, of Long Lake Lutheran Church, officiating. 

Gloria Mae was born in Chokio, Minn., to Edwin Gunderson and Grace Schwartz on July 29, 1935. She went to school and graduated from the Chokio schools. She married Frederick Bud Parrow on April 3, 1954. They married when they were just 16 and 18 years old in Ortonville, Minn. 

She worked many jobs: a secretary at a church, for a trucking company with Bud, and she was also a homemaker for many years. She enjoyed making crafts, spending time with her family and gardening. 

Gloria is preceded in death by her eldest son Micheal James, granddaughters Crystal Ann, Danielle Dawn, grandsons Richard Alan,Timothy David, and great-grandson Dillynger Christopher, along with her parents and other family members.

Gloria is survived by her husband Frederick Parrow; brothers Alvin Gunderson and George (Mary Anne) Gunderson; sister Audrey (David) Brandt; daughters Roxanne (Richard) Johnson, Nancy (Dave) Barnes and Laurie Jo (Joel) Swanson; sons Daniel, Frederick ‘Freddy’ and Douglas ‘Butch’; along with 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. 

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