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Gloria Gail Bodahl, 80

Gloria Gail Bodahl passed away surrounded by her family on February 15, 2015 at her home in Baudette after a brave battle with cancer, at the age of 80.

Gloria was born on August 30, 1934 in West Bend, Iowa to Myrtle (Teets) and Allen Gearhart.  She moved to Baudette as a child and graduated from Baudette High School in 1952.  She was married to Dewey Borg and moved to West Bend, Iowa.  They moved back to Baudette and raised her family, in addition to operating Gearhart’s Resort.  She was widowed in 1969 and was married to Jim Bodahl on February 22, 1974.  In addition to being a homemaker, she continued working in the resort industry for many years.   For many winters, she and Jim traveled to Arizona.  She was an avid bowler, golfer and gardener.  She also enjoyed fishing and bird-watching, and was a wonderful cook.  She was a master crafter, who sewed and knitted many clothes for her family.  She was Jim’s best friend and companion; and will be remembered as someone who cared for others, and always took care of her children.

She is survived by her husband, Jim of Baudette; children, Jeri and Vic Beckel of Baudette, Sue and Mark LaValla of Baudette, Sally Borg of Scottsdale, AZ, John and Cindy Borg of Viking, MN, Joe and Lisa Borg of Baudette; step-sons, Scott and Evonne Bodahl of Superior, WI and Barry Bodahl of Bemidji; grandchildren, Bonnie, Dewey, Jack, Anna, Jody, Jason, Cara, Melanie, Michelle, Aimee, and Sunny; great-grandchildren, Josie, Colin, Dwain, Eden, Easton, Lila, Halie, Christen, Cadence, Kathrine, Karley, Carson, Devon, Maggie, Tabitha, Nathan, Teaira and Avery.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dewey Borg; three brothers, and two sisters.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Wabanica Lutheran Church north of Baudette.  Visitation will be one hour prior at the church.  Interment will be at the Elm Park Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials preferred to the Relay For Life.


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