Gloria Mae Haeck, age 90 of Osceola, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 24, 2023, in Elkhart General Hospital. Gloria was born January 4, 1933, in Niles, Michigan to the late Edwin and Alice (Hamilton) Corpe. She was a graduate of Lydick High School. Gloria married Albin Haeck on July 23, 1955. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1991.
She is survived by her children Cindy (Tom) Stammich of South Bend, Kimberly (Steve) Miller of Medina, Ohio, and Mark (Mandy Miller) Haeck of Elkhart as well as her companion of 29 years, Cecil “Bus” Kelver of Osceola. Surviving as well are 12 grandchildren; Jennifer (Ed) Montgomery, Scott (Ashley) Leeper, Nichole Gerick, Stephanie (Jason) Acosta, Lindsay (Adam) Hill, Marykate Miller, Nicholas Haeck, Connor Haeck, Chuck (Amber) Stanley, Stephanie (Shane) Stuck, Drue Babcock and Shawntel (Jim) Wiskotoni, 17 great grandchildren; Mitchell, Tommy and Dylan Montgomery, Kylynn, Kamoree and Kaleena Choi, Jaxson Leeper, Caden and Blake Stratton, Finley Wiskotoni, Greyson, Theodore, Ari and Freya Acosta, and Henry, George and Benjamin Hill and 2 great- great grandchildren; Atalie Ennis and Beckham Montgomery, as well as another due in September 2023. Also surviving are her siblings, Marilyn Wallace, Carol (Chuck) Whitten, and Larry (Shirley) Corpe. She was preceded in death by her siblings Doris (Ivan) Truyaert and Edwin (Catherine) Corpe, her brother-in-law Derl Wallace, her daughter in law Fayellen Haeck, and her granddaughter, Madeline Miller.
Visitation will be held from 4-8pm Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola. There will also be 1 hour of visitation prior to the 11 am funeral service on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the Osceola United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, South Bend.
Gloria served her family as a homemaker and enjoyed working in her flower gardens, bird watching, crocheting and needlepoint, and taking her daily one-mile walk. She later found a talent for digital photography and enjoyed taking and editing pictures of all types of people and places, especially birds and flowers. Gloria also enjoyed baking and hosting a weekly tea party for her family and friends. The pies she made from scratch won numerous pie baking contests at the annual Osceola Bluegrass Festival. In her younger years, she enjoyed making crafts and painting, especially oil painting, and creating porcelain dolls for her friends and family.
Most of all, Gloria loved the Lord. She read her Bible daily, and always volunteered her time to others at the Osceola United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful and longtime member.
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