Gloria Jean (Paulson) Davis Tomten

Born: Wed., Sep. 2, 1931
Died: Thu., Oct. 14, 2010


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 17, 2010
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Oct. 18, 2010
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 18, 2010

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Gloria Jean Paulson Davis Tomten, age 79, of Janesville, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the Skaalen Home in Stoughton.  She was born on September 2, 1931 in Brodhead, WI, the daughter of Chester and Ethel (Visger) Paulson.  Her first marriage was to Robert E. Davis on June 6, 1954.  She then married Donald Tomten on September 18, 1982.  

Gloria Jean was raised Lutheran and was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Brodhead.  She graduated from Brodhead High School in 1949 and had worked at the Brodhead Telephone Co., the Gilman Co., Janesville, and retired from the Panoramic Corp., Janesville.  She was a member of the Order of the Moose, Janesville, and an avid bowler.  She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.   Gloria loved her parents very much and thought the world of her father and husband.  She will always be remembered by her smile, sense of humor, and kind words.

She is survived by her husband, Don, children, Suzette (Dave) Goodin, Ted (Kimberly) Davis, both of Brodhead, Douglas (Lori) Davis, Janesville, grandchildren, Kari (Nick) Lerch, Kayci, Trenten, Zackery and Mariah, great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jerzie, and Kennedy, step-children, Robert (Kona) Tomten, Viroqua, WI, Cynthia Benner, Spokane, WA, Deborah (Alan) Gillespie, Whitewater, WI, Richard (Becky) Tomten, Milton, WI, and six step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Gordon.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2010, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, with Rev. Ronald E. Massen officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 17, 2010 and from 10:00 a.m., Monday until time of services at the funeral home. 

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Judy Keller
   Posted Fri October 15, 2010
Ted, Suzette and Doug:
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Gloria. I had been on a bowling league with her and her mother. She always had a smile and a "hello" each time we saw her. She was a very nice person to have known. She will be your shining star and continue to guide you each and every day. Take care and remember the good times you had with her. Judy

Jim and Mary Jane Steinhoff
   Posted Sat October 16, 2010
We both want to express our condolences to Don and our good friends Rick and Becky for the loss of your spouse and stepmother to Rick....our prayers to everyone....

Mary Althaus
   Posted Thu December 09, 2010
Just read that Gloria passed away. A lot of memories came flooding back. I grew up across the street from the Paulson's and my sister, Helen, and Gloria were best friends. Since I was the "little sister", the two of them always planned my birthday parties. Also remember her pony that was tethered on our side of the street. She was always so attractive and I loved her dimpled smile! My condolences to you all as you grieve the loss of a special person.