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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