Gloria Goodrich Krogel

Gloria Goodrich Krogel

    My life on Earth came to a close Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.
    It was a hot day on August 30, 1943, when my proud parents, H. Clifford and Dorothy Helen Goodrich welcomed me, their first born child, into the family.
    Our farm was located in Hamilton Township, R#2, Decatur, MI. I attended a one-room country school until I entered sixth grade, at which time I went into Dowagiac for my middle and high school years. After graduating high school in 1961, I went to Tracy Beauty Academy in Kalamazoo, MI. I graduated and landed a job back in Dowagiac at Ann’s Beauty Salon. I worked at Ann’s right up until I married the man of my dreams, Dick Krogel. He whisked me away to Bangor in 1964. I then went to work by landing a job at the Vogue Beauty Shop in South Haven, where I worked for Jack Lange until 1973.
    Dick and I welcomed our first born son, David James Krogel, into our family on Feb. 20, 1967. He reigned supreme until Sept. 3, 1971, when his younger brother, Bruce Allen Krogel, joined the family.
    In 1973, I built a salon at my home and began working out of my house. I officially retired in June of 2000.
    I leave behind two special daughters-in-law, Jillayne and Beth; seven wonderful grandchildren, Devin, Linsee, Amber, Kierra, Alec, Jordan, and Brooklyn, all still Krogels; three exceptional step-grandchildren, Hope, John, and Gabe, all Spencers; one niece, Kim Regalado; and one nephew, Allen Goodrich.
    I was preceded in death by my brother in 2007, my mother in 2011, and my dad in 2013.
    A memorial service for me will be held May 18, 2019, at Texas Corners Bible Church.  Visitation will be at 10 a.m., with a memorial service at 11 a.m.
    Any donations should be made to Texas Corners Bible Church or Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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