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Obituary: Gloria Wise, 74

Gloria Wise passed away on Friday April 15, 2022, surrounded by family. Gloria was born to the late Earl and Marjorie Garton on October 25, 1947, in Allegan, Michigan. Early in life, Gloria earned an associate degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She was a part of the first dental hygienist class that the college offered. She worked as a dental hygienist for about 15 years.
Surviving Gloria are her sons, Jeffrey (Candace) Wise and Matthew Wise; grandchildren, Alexis Wise, Gavin Wise, Caden Wise; sisters, Colleen (Randy) Loll and Claudette (Christopher) Spontelli; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceding her in passing are her parents and her brother, Doug Garton.
Per Gloria’s wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held in her honor on Friday May 13 at 6pm Located at Langeland Family Funeral Homes burial and cremation services, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Please make any memorial contributions to the Kalamazoo Institute on Art with Gloria’s name as the memo. To view Gloria’s personalized guestbook, please visit

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