Gloria Drevlow

April 02, 2024

Gloria Janet Drevlow, 82, of Truman, passed away at her home on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman. A time for visitation will be held at Zaharia Family Funeral Home on Sunday from 4–7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Truman.

Gloria was born on Aug. 13, 1941, in Long Prairie to Frank and Ragnhild (Granlund) Pesta. She attended school in Long Prairie. On Jan. 28, 1961, Gloria married Duane Lloyd Drevlow in Clarissa. The couple settled in Long Prairie before moving to Truman in 1970. Throughout her life, Gloria held several jobs. She bartended at the liquor store and then spent many years managing the Legion in Truman. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Gloria enjoyed going for car rides, playing cards, watching the birds, squirrels and the granddogs. The coffee pot was always on. She enjoyed people dropping by for a visit. She also enjoyed having the family over for a big meal. Above all, she loved her family. She enjoyed watching her children play sports as they grew up and later watching her grandkids grow up as well. She was so proud of her grandchildren and created many cherished memories, among them were listening to impromptu concerts, watching plays, fashion shows, fixing late night snacks during sleepovers and making the “best toast.”

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Duane; children, Dianne (Ken) Gronewold of Madelia, Don (Michelle) Drevlow of Long Prairie, Darcy (Sheila) Drevlow of Truman, Darla (Wayne) Wiederhoeft of Truman and Duke (Carolyn) Drevlow of Truman; brothers, Ivan Pesta and Jerry (Neva) Pesta; sisters-in-law, Betty Pesta, Connie Pesta and Jeanette Pesta; siblings-in-law, Nancy (Al) Bauer, Doug (special friend, Kathy) Drevlow and Kathy Drevlow; 11 grandchildren, Katie (Brian) Tulibaski, Geoffrey (Brittany) Gronewold, Kayla (Zac Perrit) Drevlow, Sarah (Josue) Martinez, Tianna (Todd) Rooney, Tabitha (Dave) Pugh, Ashley Wiederhoeft, Dani (TJ) Williams, Shelby Wiederhoeft, Ciera (Sam) Geistfeld and Brytni (Zack) Pettersen; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Gloria is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ragnhild Pesta; siblings, Richard Pesta, Clarence (Bea) Pesta, Ruth (Ellis) McKindley, Hanley (Lea) Pesta, Frank Pesta Jr., Raymond Pesta and Kenneth Pesta; sister-in-law, Shirley Pesta; brother-in-law, Ken Drevlow; in-laws Louis and Bernice Drevlow; and great-grandson, Jonathan Gronewold.