Gloria Gloria Jean (Paulson) Davis Tomten, Janesville (1931 - 2010)
September 2, 1931 - October 14, 2010
Gloria Jean (Paulson) Davis Tomten, 79, Janesville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at the Skaalen Home in Stoughton. She was born on Sept. 2, 1931, in Brodhead, WI, the daughter of Chester and Ethel (Visger) Paulson. Her first marriage was to Robert E. Davis on June 6, 1954. She then married Donald Tomten on Sept. 18, 1982.
Gloria Jean was raised Lutheran and was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Brodhead. She graduated from Brodhead High School in 1949 and had worked at the Brodhead Telephone Co., the Gilman Co., Janesville, and retired from the Panoramic Corp., Janesville. She was a member of the Order of the Moose, Janesville, and an avid bowler. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Gloria loved her parents very much, and thought the world of her father and husband. She will always be remembered by her smile, sense of humor, and kind words.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; children: Suzette (Dave) Goodin, Ted (Kimberly) Davis, both of Brodhead, and Douglas (Lori) Davis of Janesville; grandchildren: Kari (Nick) Lerch, Kayci, Trenten, Zackery and Mariah; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Jerzie, and Kennedy; stepchildren: Robert (Kona) Tomten of Viroqua, WI, Cynthia Benner of Spokane, WA, Deborah (Alan) Gillespie of Whitewater, WI, and Richard (Becky) Tomten of Milton, WI; and six stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Gordon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, with Rev. Ronald E. Massen officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, and from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com.