Gloria Tubbs

March 23, 1937 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 83)


Gloria A. Tubbs, 83, Menasha, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was born March 23, 1937, daughter of the late Franklin and Florence (Wendt) Otis. Gloria was a 1955 graduate of Neenah High School. In June of 1955, Gloria was united in marriage with Harris Berg, and the couple had two children. They later divorced. She moved to Waupun after her marriage to Nick Kuzulka in May of 1972.The couple enjoyed traveling together, especially taking bus tours. Nick preceded Gloria in death on April 8, 1995. In October of 1996 Gloria was united in marriage to William "Bill" Tubbs and the couple moved to Seymour. Gloria and Bill enjoyed touring the United States and Europe until health problems developed for them. Bill preceded Gloria in death on May 25, 2012.

Gloria was employed as a clerk at Fanshaw Hardware, which later became Peters Hardware, in Waupun. Her last job before retirement was at a needlecraft and yarn shop, Rainbow's End, which was owned by friends in Waupun. Gloria knitted, crocheted, and did crewel embroidery, so it was an enjoyable job. Gloria was a life member of the Seymour Legion Auxiliary as well as a stitchers' group in Waupun, which she still attended when she was able. Gloria also enjoyed gardening, and playing cards and games with friends and family.

Survivors include two daughters: Lisa (Don) Ashbrook, Bruce Crossing, MI; and Lori Brown, Appleton; step-children: Nick (Judy) Kuzulka, and Sue Kuzulka, all of Waupun; Sally (Mike) Lange, Pontiac, MI, and Jim Tubbs, Queensbury, NY; one granddaughter, Rebecca Roa-Brown, Appleton, grandson-in-law, Juan Roa, Mayville; two great-grandchildren: Mitchell and GloriAna, Appleton; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; one brother, James (Alois Mello) Otis, Aptos, CA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and three husbands, Gloria was preceded in death by one step-son, Kurt Kuzulka.

Due to COVID, private family services will be held. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Neenah.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family extends a special thanks to the staffs of Prairie Homes and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care.

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