57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Gloria Caroline (Schroeder) Daniels, age 93, passed away on Saturday,
December 21, 2019, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Gloria was born February 15, 1926, in Elgin, MN, to Carl and Elizabeth
(Lehmann) Schroeder. She graduated from Elgin High School and
Minneapolis Business College. After her graduations, she worked as a
secretary at the Mayo Clinic.
After Gloria’s marriage to Donovan Roy Daniels in 1944, they farmed in
southeast Rochester and moved to a farm near Eyota in 1951. She was a
homemaker and then worked at Waters Conley Co., Marquette Bank and Trust
Company and retired in 1988 from Rochester Technical College. Donovan
passed away in 2000.
When Gloria wasn’t spending time with her children, grandchildren or
greatgrandchildren she enjoyed travelling, which included trips within the
United States, numerous cruises, 2 trips to the Holy Land and to all 7
Continents. She also loved playing bridge and 500; collecting and trying new
Gloria was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Eyota where she
had taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years, delivered Meals
on Wheels and prepared and served meals to the I.H.N. guests while they
resided at the church. She was also a member of Oak Valley Homemaker
Club, Rural Robins Homemaker Club and the Golden Girls card club.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheriann (Victor) Vail of Lewiston and one
son, Dr. Gary (Judi) Daniels of Chatfield; 7 grandchildren, Tammy, Vickiann,
Daniel, Beth, Derek, Jason and Amy; 22 great-grandchildren; three sisters,
Adeline Shiek of Plainview, Elizabeth “Betty” (John) Ferrier of Eyota and
Nadine Gillespie of Parker, CO; one brother, Albert (Mary) Schroeder of
Rochester; one sister-in-law, Shirley Schroeder of Elgin and many nieces and
nephews. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a step-
grandson, Wayne Vail; a grand-son-in-law, Brian Bicaise; three brothers,
Marvin, Darwin and Frederick Schroeder; one sister-in-law, Audrey Schroeder;
and one brother-in-law, Fred Shiek.
The family would like to thank the Chosen Valley Care Center and Seasons
Hospice for their compassionate care of Gloria. Thank you also to her family
at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for their continued thoughts, visits and
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Our Saviors Lutheran Church in
Eyota, The Founders Committee at the Chosen Valley Care Center or
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 30 at Our Savior’s
Lutheran Church, Eyota, with the Rev. Jon Vollrath officiating. Burial will be at
Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Eyota and one hour prior to the
service Monday at the church. schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com