Gloria Denault, 74, of Gilby, ND, and formerly of Langdon, ND, passed away December 30, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Gloria Eileen Schill was born December 2, 1948, in Langdon, ND, to Alexander and Mary Jane (Dix) Schill. She grew up and went to school in the Langdon area. Gloria married Joseph Denault on February 7, 1970, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel, ND. They farmed for a short time then moved to Montana and Oregon. In 1975, they returned to North Dakota and made Langdon their home. Gloria worked for many years in the housekeeping department at both Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon and at Altru Hospital after she and Joe moved to Grand Forks in 2006. Gloria retired in 2015 and had resided in Gilby, ND, since 2016. She loved being with family and enjoyed playing pinochle, Yahtzee, and bowling. She also liked to bake.
Surviving Gloria are her children: Gary of Langdon and Pauline Hansel of Gilby, ND; grandchildren: Melissa (Donovan) DeCoteau, Gary Jr., Samantha (Brady) Seemann, Travis (Sammantha) Hansel, Ashley Denault, Lucas Hansel, Sean Hoffarth (Tonya), and Danielle Hansel (Alex); 20 great-grandchildren; and brothers: Harold Schill, Valentine (Darleen) Schill, Fr. Damien Schill, and David (Darlene) Schill. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe; siblings: Jeannie Welch, Benedict Schill and Blaine Schill; and son-in-law Danny Hansel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. and a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. before the funeral mass.