Gloria Irene Holtzlander
03/15/1949 - 10/14/2021
Obituary For Gloria Irene Holtzlander
Gloria Irene Holtzlander of Wyoming, Michigan (formerly of Sparta, MI), age 72, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born to Marvin and Doris (Walter) Fellows on March 15, 1949, in Flint, MI. Gloria is survived by her loving children, Denise (Gareth) White, Dennis (Diana) Holtzlander, Darrell (Gretchen) Holtzlander; adored grandchildren, Laura, Becci (Dafydd), Lyndsey (Jordan), Nicholas (Kaitlyn), Ryan (Jessica), Dennis (Sarah), Corey (Caryn), Arik (Sarah), Steven (Rayah), Dillon (Amanda), Kara; great-grandchildren, Kymburly, Scott, Bradyn, Gwenan, Eleri, Viviann, Walter, Winston, Logan, Gracie, Eli, Maverick, Asher, Caydence, Alexis, Zoey, Kylie, Sophea, Ariella, Dakota, Oakley, and Emree; siblings, Jim (Neva) Fellows, Beverly (Bob) May, and Diana Owens; and niece, Mamie. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Dennis Holtzlander; parents, Marvin and Doris; father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Edith; and grandson, Scott. The family would like to thank the staff at Mercy Health St. Mary’s and Faith Hospice at Trillium woods for their care and compassion towards Gloria. There will be a time of public visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home, 88 E. Division Street, Sparta, MI 49345. A funeral service celebrating Gloria’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, 8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.
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I always looked forward to visiting when I was a kid. When I was the Army, I received a surprise visit from Aunt Gloria and Uncle Dennis. They were the only family outside of my brother who ever visited while I was in the Army. That was one of the highlights of my time in service.
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