Gloria Alger

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Gloria Alger, 79, of Spencer, was held Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell officiated the service.

Burial took place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mrs. Alger passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.

Gloria VaLois Alger, the daughter of Emlet and Lillian (Albertson) Twito, was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Estherville, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Estherville, where she received her education, graduating from Estherville High School. She continued her education at a Lutheran College in Minneapolis. Gloria then served as the Deputy Recorder for Emmet County for several years.

Gloria married Donald Alger on Nov. 2, 1957, in Estherville. Following their marriage, they spent a few years on a farm near Webb and later moved to Spencer in 1961. Gloria spent many years involved in the Credit Union in management for 22 years. She later went to work for Telco Triad Community Credit Union, where she served as Branch Manager for 10 years, until her retirement in 1998.

Gloria was baptized, confirmed and married in the Estherville Lutheran Church. She was a long-time member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer, where she served on the church council and was the church treasurer. Gloria spent six years as the board director at St. Luke's and served on the SCORE Board of Directors, the advisory board of the credit union and on many other credit union boards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don in 1998; a daughter, Kathy Jo Alger; a brother, Parnell Twito; and a sister, Carmen Hansen.

Left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Corrine Hoogeterp and her husband, Steve, of Spencer; one son, Doug Alger and his wife, Carolyn, of Spencer; two grandsons: Adam Hoogeterp and fiancÚ, Sam Hamrick and Andrew Hoogeterp; three great-grandchildren: Craig, Summer and Landen; two sisters: Virginia Knutson and her husband, Gaylord of Minneapolis, and LeAnn Paulson and her husband, David all of Minneapolis, Minn.; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.