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October 2, 2022

7/12/2022 5:29:00 AM
Gloria Joan Petroskey

Gloria Joan Petroskey, age 95, of Rhinelander died on July 7, 2022, at the Rhinelander Aspirus Hospital. She was born on Dec. 31, 1926, in Antigo, to Leslie and Alice (Wolf) Frink. She was born and raised in Antigo attending schools there and graduating from Antigo High School with the class of 1944. On June 9, 1948, in Antigo, she married the love of her life, Wilbur Petroskey. God blessed them with over 68 years together before Wilbur's passing on Jan. 1, 2017.

Gloria and Wilbur lived in Antigo until moving to Rhinelander in 1963 where she has lived since. She worked for Forth Floral in Rhinelander for over 47 years and was a member of the St. Joseph's/Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church for nearly 60 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing needlework.

Gloria's greatest joy came from her family. She was an avid sports fan who never missed a game or event that her grandchildren participated in.

Gloria is survived by her daughter Mona (Charles) Macdonald, her grandchildren David (Jessica) Macdonald, Ross (Zoe') Macdonald and Meg Macdonald, her great-grandchildren Jace and Bree, nieces, nephews, her special friends Joe and Mary Ellen, other family and many friends. In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Mary and Cindy and her brothers Darrell, Lynn and Gene.

Visitation for Gloria will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at noon on Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Father Chris Kemp will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Northland Memorial Park Cemetery. You may leave your private condolences for the Petroskey family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Petroskey family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Article comment by: Bruce Kotila

Dear Mona and family,
Please accept our most sincere condolences. Wilbur and Gloria were such a memorable couple. It was my pleasure to have served their medical needs for many years before I retired. Im sure I benefitted from their office visits as much, or more, than they did. Their positivity and smiles will long be remembered. Allie always loved their annual gift of flowers to transplant.
Allie and Bruce Kotila, MD

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