Gloria Vergene Eriksen

Gloria Vergene Eriksen

October 27, 1925 – January 29, 2021


Preceded in death by husband, Don Eriksen; parents, Alma and Walfred Servine.  Survived by children: Brad Eriksen, Terry Korpela (John), and Ann LeBlanc (Mark); 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

SERVICES to be held at a later date.  Interment, Oakland, Neb. Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Omaha.


Gloria Servine Eriksen was born in Oakland, Nebraska on October 27, 1925, to her parents, Walfred and Alma Johanson  Servine.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Eriksen, whom she married on June 3, 1947 in Oakland, Nebraska. She volunteered at Immanuel Hospital for many years, retiring at age 89.  She loved to line dance and swim aerobics.  With never a bad thing to say about anyone, she had many friends and  was an inspiration to all.  Survived by daughters, Terry Korpela (John), Ann LeBlanc  (Mark); son, Brad Eriksen;  grandchildren: Brett Korpela, Amy Carson, and Jennifer Eriksen; great-grandchildren: Graham, Flynn, Tadem, and Khyber;  nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of her life will be held later this summer when we can all gather safely.



  • Clarice Murnan Posted January 30, 2021 6:29 pm

    Gloria was always fun at water aerobics. Good memories of Prairie Life.

    • Terry Posted January 31, 2021 5:20 pm

      Thank you Clarice. She absolutely loved her time and friends from Prairie Life. You all were a huge part of her daily life. Thank you for adding to her joy.

  • Lynn Ryerson Posted January 30, 2021 6:40 pm

    Gloria was an amazing woman with a young spirit and true zest of life. I feel very blessed to have known her. She was a joy to be around.

  • Cathy & Doug Swanson Posted January 30, 2021 6:42 pm

    Beautiful lady through & through!

  • The Korpela Family in Colorado Posted January 30, 2021 6:55 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy and love

  • Laurie Turner Posted January 30, 2021 7:55 pm

    I met Gloria only a few times and she had a twinkle in her eye for sure.
    I know that she will be missed dearly by her family.
    Laurie and Jim Turner, Great Falls, MT

  • Marilyn Carlson Posted January 31, 2021 2:14 pm

    Gloria had to be an incredible woman to have a daughter as wonderful as Terry.

  • Paul Thornblad Posted February 1, 2021 8:58 am

    Don and Gloria were great friends of our family. Always fun and supportive. We send our thoughts and condolences. Gloria was a lovely lady.

    • Terry Korpela Posted February 1, 2021 1:32 pm

      Thank you Paul. Know you have had your share of sadness as well. Our families definitely have a long history. Wishing you and your family well. Thank you for thinking of us. Know our folks are reunited and wondering what those kids are up to now.

  • Christy Pratt Posted February 1, 2021 2:18 pm

    Our Thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I am so glad I had a chance to see her and bring Mom to see her
    sister a few years ago. Heaven certainly gained an Angel. I am sure here and Mom are looking down smiling.
    I was so amazed at how Aunt Gloria lived life to the fullest. She will surely be missed. Sending hugs your way.
    Cousin Christy and Family

    • Terry Korpela Posted February 2, 2021 1:08 pm

      Thanks Christy. You’ve been there, losing Aunt Dee not that long ago. Our moms are reunited for sure, making sure we are all safe. Thank you for your kind words and condolences. Terry

  • Scott Micheels Posted February 2, 2021 9:37 am

    So, so many memories from a long time ago. My heart and prayers are with all of her family. Rest easy Gloria. 2 Timothy 4:6-8. Warmest regards, Scott

    • Terry Korpela Posted February 5, 2021 3:48 pm

      Scott, thank you so much for your kind words. Definitely been a long friendship. Lots of good memories growing up. Mom had great stories about her adventures with Lois. Nothing better than neighbors who become great friends. Terry

  • Laura Harrison Pribyl Posted February 3, 2021 10:28 am

    So sorry to hear of Gloria’s death. It really is the end of an era with these grand ladies leaving us. Prayers for all of you.

    • Terry Korpela Posted February 5, 2021 3:53 pm

      Laura, thank you for your kind words. So true it is an end of an era. Our families sure had a long church history together. Great memories. And isn’t that what comforts us when our parents are gone. Terry

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