Gloria A. Bednar

October 26, 1931 - January 17, 2018

Gloria A. Bednar


Poplar Grove, IL

Gloria A. Bednar, 86, of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in her home after a long illness. She was born October 26, 1931 in Olga, ND, the daughter of Ovila and Malvina (Chaput) Charbonneau. Gloria married the love of her life, John Bednar on July 29, 1950 in Chicago, IL. She retired from Rex Electric in Villa Park. Gloria made her spiritual home at Saint James Church in Belvidere, and was a prior member of Saint Domitilla’s in Hillside. Gloria was a part of the Flames Club of Candlewick Lake, where she helped as secretary and treasurer. She enjoyed knitting, traveling, and gardening. Most of all, she loved her family and family gatherings.

Gloria is loved and missed by her loving husband of 67 years, John; children, Mark (Athlyne) Bednar, Keith (Jill) Bednar, Susan (John) Anderson, and Troy Bednar; grandchildren, Mike Bednar, David Bednar, and Carolyne Crawford; great-grandchildren, Noah, Silas, Jonathan, and Lucy; siblings, Larry, Donald and Theresa; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Danny and Lorraine.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Gloria’s caregivers, Shirley, GiGi, and Vicki for their loving and compassionate care of Gloria and John.

A memorial gathering will take place in the spring.

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A memorial gathering will take place in spring.

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So sad to hear of Glorias passing. We were neighbors to her and John in Candlewick for many years. She was such a sweet soul and so welcoming. My prayers go out to John and the rest of the family.

Kim White 2018-02-03T10:32:13

So sorry of Gloria’s passing. She was a great card player on Wed at Candlewick Rec center. She also had great stories of her past life in the Dakotas. I miss her & know she is a shining star in the heavens. Our Condolences to to Bob Blessings

peggy folster 2018-01-19T17:05:20

I remember talking to Gloria about her childhood and memories of how she met John (and why she called him Bob). She was a lot of fun and we have missed her since her illness.

Sandy Morse 2018-01-19T08:45:12

Gloria was our very sweet and loving Aunt. Gloria was the sister of my mother Lorraine. My wife and I spent many happy times with Gloria and Uncle Bob. We had many conversations that lead to laughter, tears and always happiness. Karen and I will miss Gloria very much. Hen my Mom Lorraine passed I turned to Gloria and she loved my like she was my mom. I was so blessed to have Gloria and Uncle Bob in our lives. Rest In Peace Gloria. In our minds you are a saint amongst the other saints. God bless Gloria and her loving and caring husband our Uncle Bob.

Ken and Karen Beauchamp 2018-01-18T20:37:23

Bob and Family, So Sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and all your family.🙏🙏 HUGS to all! ❤ Pam Trosen, Randy Finnson, & Trish Sunderland. Children of Thord & Juanita Finnson

Trish Finnson Sunderland 2018-01-18T17:38:13

I’m so sorry Bob, May the Lord bless you and keep you and your family wrapped in His arms . love and prayers Mary Lou

Mary Lou Byron 2018-01-18T16:17:37

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember what a fun loving person Gloria was. I traveled with her on several occasions and she was always a pleasure to be around.

Sharron Meade 2018-01-18T09:04:22


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