Gloria passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at her home in Otsego.
She was born May 11, 1938 in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Margaret (VanderVoort) Esmay. Gloria spent the last few years caring for her husband, Harold who passed away in November 2019. She then reached out to others in her church family and in the community. Gloria was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego for many years and was active in the choir, Ladies Guild and with other senior members.
She was a volunteer for the National Park Service for 15 years serving in Yellowstone National Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline and Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. She also volunteered at the Allegan Youth Home and at Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo. On June 19, 1960 in Three Rivers she married Harold Osgood.
Surviving are her children, Esther (Walter) Clark, Phillip (Julie) Osgood and Kathy (Joe) Kokmeyer; grandchildren, Amber (Ron), Nate (Jennifer), Max (Danielle) and Victor; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Blake, Cody, Paul and George and siblings, Paulette (Robert) Merz, John Esmay, Elizabeth (Michael) Keech, Alice Howe and Rick (Andie) Judson.
According to her wishes cremation has taken place.
Burial will take place at a later time at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, where she will join her husband in eternity.
Contributions in memory of Gloria may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.