Gloria Ann Chelstrom

November 26, 1938March 21, 2014

Gloria Ann Chelstrom, 75, of Duluth went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 21, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1938 to Joseph and Carmella Mirabelli, in Duluth, MN. She graduated from Morgan Park High School.

Gloria was united in marriage to Dennis Chelstrom on Jan. 21, 1961. They moved to California where Gloria worked as Sr. Vice President of Human Resources at Western Bank Mortgage until her retirement. They moved back to Duluth, MN, where Gloria became a member of the Italian-American Club.

Gloria was a devoted, loving wife. If you knew or were a friend of Gloria, you were blessed. She always had a kind word to say and would go out of her way to help everyone.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis; sister, Adele Colich; sister-in-laws, Pam Perich, Margo (Roland) Gigliotti; brother-in-laws, Robert (Lisa) Johnson, Tim (Sandy) Chelstrom, Richard Chelstrom, and Kenneth (Norma) Johnson; nephews, Mark Colich, Dan (Sandy) Colich, Chris (Gina) Colich; along with other numerous nephews; nieces; cousins; and her ya ya sisters, Faye Ellena, Janice Nelson and Donna Puhl.

Gloria’s family would like to thank Dr. Bret Friday and the staff at the Essentia Health Center and a special thank you to her physician at St. Luke’s, Dr. Mark Plachta and family.

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 26 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Rd, in Duluth.

Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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April 7, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Gloria. Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers go out to you. We know she's with your mom and our you cousin..Midge, Cathy and Mike (Matuzak)

linda dowell

March 29, 2014

we loved Gloria so much ..she was one of my Mothers dearest kind and Beautiful was a great Blessing to know her...God Bless you Dennis..Bob , Linda and Philip Dowell (Anna Bennici's daughter)

Helene Abbott

March 25, 2014

My sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your loving soulmate. Your love and devotion to each other has been an inspiration to all who know you. Gloria leaves a void that can never be filled. "Glo" simply lit up the room when she walked in and left an afterglow whenever she left. Thinking of you in this sad journey in life.

David McVean

March 25, 2014

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts for 1st Cuz. Gloria A Mirabelli Chelstrom, wife of Dennis Chelstrom, son of Edna Talbot Chelstrom. Gloria was an angle from beginning to end. You were blessed if you knew her. Cuz Dennis was a lucky man and Gloria will be missed by many. There are no words for such a beautiful spirit. Please accept our condolences Cuz Dennis. I'm sure you look forward to the day you will be rejoined with Gloria. God bless you all in your family. Cuz Dave ( Pinky )

Sue Martin

March 24, 2014

My deepest sympathy, Dennis