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Gloria Ann Lawrence, 62

Gloria Ann Lawrence, age 62, of Inver Grove Heights, passed away on July 26, after a lengthy fight with brain cancer.

Gloria is survived by her sons, James M. Lawrence, Sr. and Jeffrey M. Lawrence; three grandchildren, Emily P. Lawrence, Alex M. Lawrence, and James M. Lawrence, Jr.; her significant other, James M. Kimmes; his daughter, Kristen Kimmes; and her daughter, MiaBella Rose Schroeder.

Gloria was very proud of her work as a crane and heavy equipment operator. Gloria's passions were her grandchildren, creating elaborate stained glass windows, as well as designing a variety of amazing quilts and crafts. She loved to charm and interact with all people. Her family and friends are grateful for the many memories she has provided before leaving this world, she will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring Street Hastings, MN, 55033. A visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service.

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