Gloria Kay Thunberg

East Tawas, Michigan
July 12, 1949 - February 16, 2021

Visitations

Gloria's family will welcome friends at the church on Monday morning from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Service Location

Emanuel Lutheran Church ~ Tawas City

Services

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North St. W, Tawas City, with Pastor Lindloff officiating.

Obituary Notice

Gloria Thunberg, 71, of East Tawas, passed away on February 16, 2021 with her family by her side. A lifelong Tawas native, she was born on July 12, 1949 to Shirley (Bliss) and Goyle Killey, the fourth of five children. She graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1967. After graduating, she received her Cosmetology license and worked within the surrounding area for 13 years. She married her best friend, David Thunberg, on October 24, 1970 at Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas. David was the love of her life for 58 years. Together they worked as a team, owning and operating Thunberg Auto for 28 years. She was a loving mother to three children and six grandchildren, who she absolutely adored. She had a love of gardening and received her Master Gardener certificate. Gloria will be remembered for her strength, her faith, and her love for her family and friends. She is survived by her beloved husband, David, sons Toby (Sally) Thunberg and Todd (Jenni) Thunberg, and daughter Kelly (Dan) Arthur along with six grandchildren, Jack, Reagan, Grant, Taylor, Rylee, and Levi. She is also survived by her sisters Linda (Les) Tipton and Gayle Watkins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Larry “Butch” Killey and Gary Killey. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North St. W, Tawas City, with Pastor Lindloff officiating. Friends may call Monday at the church starting at 10:00 am until the time of service. A gravesite memorial and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of love and support at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Cemetery

Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery ~ Tawas City

Condolences

So sorry to hear this sad news, Gloria will be missed by all who knew her! Love and prayers to Dave and family
— Mike and Janell Reed
Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Keith and Pam Frank
Dave and Family, very sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
— East Tawas City Park Employees
Very sorry for your loss Dave and kids..I am in Florida and will not be able to attend..be assured you are in my prayers.
— Randy Look
Our hearts go out to all the family in your grief of losing your dear & precious loved one. Sending our sincere sympathy, prayers & condolences that you may treasure all of your memories that will help to heal in time.
— Dave & Nancy DeLaat
I am so very saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dave and the whole family.
It was so evident how much Gloria loved her family. A great loss...
— Wendy LaVoie
I am very saddened by this news. My prayers and thoughts go out to you,Dave, and the whole family.
It was evident that Gloria loved her family, a great loss.
— Wendy LaVoie
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and the family. I am so very sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. A great loss
— Wendy LaVoie
I am saddened by the news of Gloria’s passing. It was evident how much she loved her family . May you memories be of comfort
— Wendy LaVoie
Prayers to all of the family
— Marc daniels
So sorry to the Thunberg Family
— Lee and Sally Krueger
Dear Dave, Toby, Todd, Kelly and families,
My heart is so saddened to hear of Glorias passing. I have so many fond memories of Gloria and being neighbors and watching you all grow. She and I have done so many things together and shared so many laughs and tears. Sending my love and prayers to you all❤️🙏 Nancy(Stonehouse) Clark
— Nancy Clark
Dave I am so very sorry for the loss of Gloria.Many prayers being sent your way.
I just lost my triplet sister June,and is at peace with the Lord.
— Jane and Russ Nelkie
We are still in shock and disbelief since hearing from the family, rose was at Michaels beauty school in Bay City, and worked with Gloria in the business, We shared lots of good times with the Thunberg clan and will miss her greatly. Our sympathies go out to her family .
— Terry & Rose Schanbeck
Sorry to hear that Gloria has passed. Sending prayers to Dave and all the family. R I Heaven our dear friend.
— Robert & Kharla Howser
So sorry to see that you lost your mom. May she rest in peace.
— Kay Duranczyk.
So sorry to hear of Glorias passing. Thinking of you all. Take Care
— Rick and Julie Blust
Dear Angel Aunt Gloria I love you with all my heart . Forevermore I will remember you . You are my angel by my side I wish I could have been there for you . Thank you for loving me and all you did for me . My Angel Aunt Gloria .
— Maggie
Dave and family,
We are saddened by your loss. Praying that in time your grief will ease and fond memories will follow, knowing her spirit still lives.
Denny & Mary Look
— Mary Look
Dave and family. Greg and I are sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a smile on her face. She will be missed by many. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.
— Greg and Tina Michalski
All our love and SUPPORT to David and family.. Wilma (Lacy) Maynard and Lu (Lacy) Lear
— Wilma (Lacy) Maynard
Words cannot express the way I feel right now. Gloria will be missed my so many. She always had the biggest smile. I am in shock. Prayers for Dave and the entire family.
— Becky French
Dave and family ... Dale and I send prayers and hugs to you all ... this is so sad to lose such a wonderful, warm and loving human who has filled her life with you by her side, along with family members and numerous friends. Gloria had much to offer and gave willingly; she will truly be missed by all those that knew and loved her. Yes, Gloria fought a long battle and I commend her for her bravery! Our thoughts are with you, your children and grandbabies, along with everyone. Hold on to the beautiful memories you both have made over all these years ... she will continue walking by your side each day! Prayers and hugs to all. ❤
— Susie and Dale Frank
Dear Thunberg Family,
You each have touched my life in so many ways over the years, and so you have my greatest sympathy for the loss of Gloria. It makes me so sad to loose a neighborhood mom! So many memories for me and my family of her, but what I will always remember most is how proud she was of you Toby, Todd and Kelly Sue, and how much she loved those grandkids! I am praying for you all at this time. Love, Geri
— Geri Stonehouse Keisler
So many good memories with you and Dave over the years. Always a lot of fun and laughter when we were together. Having a bonfire and playing hide and seek out at camp when the kids were little were some of the best times.
— Jim and Kathy Nelkie
Dave and family. We are so saddened to learn of Gloria's passing! She was such a kind lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
— Hoot and Michelle Keiser
We are sorry to hear the news about Gloria...she was a special friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have many fond memories of her.
— Dick & Lori Frederick
So sorry to hear about Gloria’s passing.. May the Father bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

NelsOn & Deb
— Nelson & Deb Bellingham
Dave and family, So sorry for your loss of Gloria ,what a beautiful human being!! Gloria's love for her husband and children and grandchildren was beyond words!!! It will be so sad without her but the beautiful memories you have with her will see you through the sad times ❣️ (Blessings Todd ,Jen and girls) all of you carry on Gloria's love for each other!! Sending prayers and blessings !!! Bob & SHELLEY Brugger
— Bob and Shelley brugger
I am so sorry, my thoughts are with you all.
— Tina Winchell
Kelly, I'm so sorry of your mother's passing. She was a beautiful soul. Praying for you and your family at this sad time.
— Jan Albosta
Dave and kids, so sorry to learn of Florida's passing. Prayers and condolences to you all. May God comfort you.
— Tom & Pam Goettel
Dave & family we are sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Gloria was a special person who loved life & family dearly. May she rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
— Dennis & Cheryl Frank
Dave and family, we were so saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. She was a delight to be around, a beautiful person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your entire family. John & Mary Bailey
— Mary L Bailey
So very sorry for your loss,,,,,, ,Prayers and condolences to the family
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
Dave and family, the Pouwels family is very sorry to learn of your loss of Gloria. We are all thinking of you and sharing in your sadness. Take care.
Marie Pouwels Elifritz
— Marie Pouwels Elifritz
Dave and family-You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Gloria was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. May your Lutheran faith be strong, to carry you through these toughest of days. Your WELS family in Christ, Dave and Wendy (Hartley) Bronson. ❤
— Dave & Wendy Bronson
Dave & Family, May God bring comfort and strength during these days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gloria was a special lady and classmate. I enjoyed working with her on our class reunions. She will be missed! My personal condolences to you and your family.
— Mary Ann Michalski
Dave and family, so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. We have been away from the Tawases for 16 years now, but have great memories of many fine folks, and you two being among that group. Our condolences to you and your family. May God Bless
you and your family and, especially, Gloria, who we know is right up there in Heaven. Bill & Anna Gray and Family
— William Gray
Dave we were very upset learning of Gloria's passing. Our hearts go out to you and the kids May her transition be easy and prayers to all. You are in our thoughts.
— Linda and Mike Friedgen
Dave and family the kids and I are very Sorry of learning of Gloria’s passing she’ll always be remembered with a bright smile it was a honor to know her . prayers and hugs
— Laura Leslie family
So sorry to hear of your loss . Our prayers and condolences are with you . Mark and Laurie DeBeau
— Laurie DeBeau
Dave, Toby, Todd, an Kelly an family an all grandchildren. My heart goes out to you at this time. God bring comfort an strength an peace during your days to follow.
Praying for you all.
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell & Vic Kindell
Dave, Sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family.
— Jerry and Carol Smith
Dave and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Gloria was an exceptional lady who will be greatly missed by all. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
— Jeri (Frederick) Decator
Sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. Condolences to Dave and the family.
— Jeff and Diane Brookbank
Dave and kids Im so sorry for your loss of such a special lady . She will be missed , she always had a beautiful smile that would make my day
— Shelly Look-McArdle
“My many prayers and thoughts are with each of you as you grieve the passing of Gloria...your wife, Mom, sister, friend. I pray that the memories of happy family times together, the many opportunities of hearty laughter, and all the caring words shared over the years help you through this sorrowful time. "Death has been swallowed up in victory. Thanks be to GOD! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" 1 Corinthians 15:54, 57 Much love, Diane Silas (Bishop)”
— Diane Silas
Dave so sorry to hear the passing of your wife prayers are with you all.
— Al & Deb Erickson
Dave ,Toby, Todd and Kelly. I am sorry for the loss of Gloria. Sorry I could attend the service but please know my prayers are with all of you.
Love,
Robin
— Robin S Killey
Dave and family so deeply saddened by the news of Gloria's passing. I have enjoyed stopping over to help her try to make things easier so she could do remote doctor visits instead of driving to UofM. And every time I stopped the first thing she would say is how are you doing with your breathing problems, not to tell me how she was doing. Will miss those visits. Prayers to you and your family she will be missed a lot by anyone who knew her.
— Dale Procunier
Dear Dave & family, so saddened to hear of your loss of Gloria.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers. She was a wonderful person & be assured she is now resting in the arms of her Lord & Savior. May God grant you peace at this very sad time. Sincerely,
— Mike & Marsha Herrick
So many great memories our good times at the ET FIREMENS Parties, and many years of doing business. Rest in Peace GLORIA.
— Ed Davison JR
Dear Dave, Toby, Todd and Kelly and families,
My heart goes out to all of you. I truly enjoyed knowing Gloria over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sending love,
— Ann Brownell
I am so sorry to see this. Gloria was such a beautiful lady inside and out. No matter where and when we’d run into each other we always hated our conversation to end. We laughed and cried together many of times. She will be missed. My heart goes out to you Dave and your family. Prayers to everyone.
— Doni and Mike Butzin
Dave and family, so sorry to hear of Gloria passing. I remember how the Killey kids and the Baker boys were inseparable when we were growing up; such good memories!
— Ken Baker
Gloria, such good times we had! High School would not have been the same without you. David my prayers are with you and the family.
— Helen Urban

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