Gloria Wobma

September 7, 1933December 24, 2020

Gloria Wobma, age 87, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ed Wobma; parents Leonard and Evelyn Vander Band; and brother, Kent Vander Band.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children James (Brenda) Wobma, Joy Hayes, John Wobma, Julie (Todd) Hooker, Jade (Terry) Schober, Jill Latif; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Gloria was a longtime member of Calvary Church of Wayland. She taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir. She worked along with her husband for many years in their business.

A private family service was held, with a possible memorial service at a later date, at Elmwood Cemetery.

In honor of Gloria and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Church of Wayland. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Laurie Zeeryp

January 14, 2021

Ed and Gloria were like my second parents growing up! Such lovely caring people! I’ll never forget the fun times I had at their house! Even at church! Very awesome family! God definitely got himself more awesome angels!! Love and prayers to all the family!

Paula Pankratz Fales

January 13, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Dana Geil

January 11, 2021

I will always love and remember you, grandma. I’ll never forget all of those nights watching Jeopardy with you and grandpa. I will be sure to save a seat for you and grandpa at my wedding (front row of course). Until we meet again. Love you so much.

Sheri (DeWeerd) Herrema

December 31, 2020

My sympathies in the loss of your parents. Many memories of them while growing up and attending Wayland Calvary. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Sheri (DeWeerd) Herrema

William/Laura Pavlak

December 30, 2020

Dear Wobma Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad passing. We have such good memories of your parents from our get togethers at Mc Donald's restaurant from the past few years. Your Dad always had a joke or riddle to share with us, and your Mom was the sweetest and the most loving person we have ever met. We will miss their presence, and will always remember them in our thoughts. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Hillary VanderBand

December 30, 2020

I have really nice memories of spending time with Aunt Gloria and Uncle Ed when Aaron, Heidi and I were little. We loved swimming in their pool and Aunt Gloria reminded me a lot of Grandma VanderBand, very kind and nurturing. She had a nice a sense of humor with a kind little chuckle. I remember she made us egg and tuna salad sandwiches one time, which I thought was strange to mix them, but it tasted great. They always came to our “big events” as kids and young adults and I still appreciate that. Sending condolences and fond memories.


Florine Wismar

December 30, 2020

Dear Jim, Joy, John, Jade, Julie & Jill,

Thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow. I know how harsh it can to lose a parent.

Aunt Rene

Marie Whittemore

December 29, 2020

In the 1950s the very sweet beautiful Gloria was my Pioneer Girl leader from Calvary Church. During the meetings I used to hold one of her babies, it might’ve been Jim. Cherished memories and deepest condolences.