She was born on March 29, 1922 in Wyanett Township, Minnesota to William John and Emma (Erickson) Anderson. Gloria grew up in the Pine Brook area and attended the Pine Brook Country School. As a child she attended Cambridge Lutheran Church and was confirmed from there.
On June 20, 1940 she was united in marriage to Delorne Anderson at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo. The couple made their home in the Walbo area and raised their nine children. Gloria stayed at home to raise the children while Delorne owned and operated the Anderson and Bjorklund Lime Hauling business.
Gloria enjoyed listening to accordion music, polka, Old Time Dancing and waltzes. After retiring, Gloria and Delorne spent much time camping in their fifth wheel trailer and going to many senior dances.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 54 years Delorne, daughter Sharon Stimmler, sisters Violet Erickson and Ruth Sandstrom, brothers Donald, Delorne and Wilfred Anderson. Gloria is survived by her children Barbara Anderson of Foley, Ronald and wife Donna Anderson of Cambridge, David and wife Debra Anderson of Anoka, Lois Anderson of Duluth, Linda and husband Paul Seiferth of Lino Lakes, Jerry Anderson of Cambridge, Deb and husband Bill Lonnes of Cambridge, Kevin Anderson and special friend Jeanne DeGray of North Branch, son-in-law Leonard Stimmler of Cambridge, 10 grandchildren Travis Smith, Nick Sundeen, Brent Anderson, Jake Anderson, Jeff Arnold, Allyssa Anderson, Kristy Johnson, Rochelle Anderson, Carrie Seiferth and Shelly Lind, 13 great grandchildren Bailee, Brenna, Kori, Adam, Sada, Destinee, Sophia, Jackson, Logan, Annabelle. Luke, Chance and Taylor, brother Roy Anderson of Cambridge as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held April 25, 2013 at Karmel Covenant Church with Pastor Gary Tonn officiating. Darrell Anderson, accompanied by Carol Norling sang “In The Garden.” Pallbearers were Gloria’s 10 grandchildren. Interment was in the Karmel Covenant Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.