Gloria S. Obenland

December 6, 1941June 19, 2013

Gloria Sue Hobbs Obenland “Go” (71) passed away June 19th, 2013 in Boca Raton, FL. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert E. Obenland of Boynton Beach, FL, her son Dr. Kevin Obenland of Alexandria, VA and daughter Andrea Obenland of Clearwater, FL. Gloria was born and raised on a farm in Glidden, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Lowene Hobbs, along with her three sisters Joan, Shirley, and Connie. She attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City where she met Robert, who she would later marry in 1964. They lived in Chicago, IL for nine years, Keller TX for fifteen years, and Coral Springs, FL for thirteen years. Since retiring in they have lived in Boynton Beach, FL. since 2003. Her love of quilting began in Texas but it wasn’t until she moved to Florida that it really took off. She was a member of the Coral Springs Quilter’s Guild and the Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild. She was also a member of the South Florida Dept 56 club “Village Landlords”. You could always find her in her sewing room working away. She was an accomplished quilter, winning multiple awards in various juried quilt shows. She once said that she always had this desire to be a mother. Not only was she a devoted and loving mother to her two children but also a “band mom” to her children’s classmates throughout their high school years. Friends may call at the Kraeer Funeral Home at 1655 N University Dr. Coral Springs, Fl on June 28, 2013 from 5-9 pm.with a funeral service at 7:00P.M. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations be made to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami @


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 28, 2013

Gloria S. Obenland

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Donna Fresquez

August 27, 2013

Dear Bob, I was out of town when Gloria passed. I am so sorry to hear this news, She was quite a LADY and fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

July 8, 2013

Bob, I was sorry to hear of your wife's death. i know how you must feel as I went through my wife's death almost 5 years ago. Trust me, time heals the pain but you never forget.
Bill Shibler

June 28, 2013

Bob I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Gloria. Sincerely, Bob Brechtel

June 27, 2013

Dear Bob, Andrea, and Kevin,
Gloria blessed my life in so many ways. She had such faith, courage, and love. I am forever grateful she allowed me to share in her journey of faith. I pray your happy memories and knowing you will be together again one day brings you comfort. With love and pryaers, Lynn Carrier

June 26, 2013

Hey Bob,

Heartbreaking, sad times pass. Prayers and kind thoughts go to you and your family during your grieving.

Barb Greene, Plantation, Fl.

June 26, 2013

Dear Bob, we were sorry to learn the sad news of your wife Gloria's death. She will be in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Fondly, Ben and Sira Rivera

Susan Ray

June 25, 2013

Bob, my most sincere sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you & your family during this diffucult time.

Sherill Freeman

June 25, 2013


I am so sad to hear about your loss. Please know that I'm thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. A big hug is sent your way.

Vickey Gendron

June 25, 2013

Dear Bob, I was so sad to hear about Gloria, she was always such an inspiration to me. I still think fondly of our dinners together as we prepared for the SRG2003. God has taken home an angel who will watch over us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Elaine & Walter Hearns

June 25, 2013

Dear Bob, Kevin, Andrea and family:
We are saddened by the passing of your beloved wife and mother, Gloria. She was indeed a very special, loving and wonderful lady who will be missed. We are proud to call her friend.
May G-d comfort you and spare you further sorrow.
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this difficult time.