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Gloria Ann Vollmer

Gloria Ann Vollmer, nee Hazen, 87 of Waterloo, IL, formerly of Gahanna, OH, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Waterloo.

Raised on a farm in Kansas, Gloria dreamed to explore. She was a career wife of retired Air Force fighter pilot, later corporate pilot, Albert Vollmer. She brought up her children moving numerous times to places around the globe, creating a new family home in each location. She enjoyed being an avid tourist and traveled to almost every continent while making new friends during each adventure. Gloria was a master seamstress and skilled craftsperson. She could always be found with a dachshund on her lap and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Gloria is survived by her daughters Dr. Liz (Dr. Dwight Boehm) Vollmer and Amy (Greg) Fitzgerald; son-in-law Steve (Tracey) Siefert; grandchildren Mitchell and Emma Boehm, Eliza (Jay) Bladen, Alexander and Grant Fitzgerald, John (Meredith), Stephen (Meredith), Patrick (Courtney), and William Siefert; and great-grandchildren James, Madeleine, Mathias, and Jillian Siefert, Jack Fitzgerald, Christopher, William, and Gabriel Siefert; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) Albert Vollmer, son David Vollmer, daughter Anita Siefert, parents Lewis Orville and Georgia Dale (nee Denton) Hazen, and brother Harlan Hazen.

As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions in Gloria’s memory to Oak Hill, Activity Fund, Waterloo, IL.

No services will be held. Burial in Denton, Kansas at a later date.

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My husband and I would like to offer condolences to Glorias family, and to say that we have really missed her, ever since she left the Columbus, Ohio area. My brother and sister-in-law lived in the house behind Glorias, in Gahanna. From the first time I rang her doorbell, I knew she would be a great friend for my mother, who lived with my brother- how handy! But I didnt know what a great friend she would be to me also! Her open-heartedness transcended all ages! She was quite the bright spot in all our lives! Her enthusiasm for crafts had me roped in from the start. And when she realized I also enjoyed arts and crafts, she had me into everything from painting on slate, to searching at garage sales for items like old tea cups and saucers, and helping to sell those teepees at craft shows!I never ceased to be amazed at her boundless energy and creativity...We are so fortunate to have known her.

Paula and Steve Wilson Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM