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Gwendolyn Alguire

September 9, 1936 — May 13, 2021

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Lou Alguire will be 11 am Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church in Hoyt Lakes with Pastor Charles Barnes officiating.  A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and will continue one hour prior to the service.  Gwen’s family kindly requests that all unvaccinated adults please wear a mask while indoors.  Interment will be in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery.

Gwendolyn died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Essentia Health-Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth.  

Gwen was born on September 9, 1936 to William and Ada (Lund) Norine in Grantsburg, WI.    She grew up and attended Grantsburg High School, graduating from the class of 1954.  She was united in marriage to Donald Alguire Jr. on December 18, 1954.  The couple moved to Aurora and later to Hoyt Lakes where they raised five daughters and remained the rest of their lives.  Gwen attended Eveleth Vo-Tech School later in life to earn a degree as an LPN.  She worked as a nurse’s aide and then as an LPN at White Community Hospital for over twenty years until her retirement.  Gwen was very active in her children’s activities and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.  Music and her family were her passions. She played the piano, organ and was a clarinetist in the Aurora City Band.  Gwen spent the last year of her life at the Northern Pines Care Center where she enjoyed her many friends and the caring staff.

Survivors include her five daughters: Kim (Pamella Schultz) Welch and Cheryl (Jen Moser) Alguire both of rural Gilbert, Donna Hubbard of Hoyt Lakes, Lisa (Larry) Mineheine and Melissa (Thomas) Plesha both of Aurora; Grandchildren: Tiffany Soderman, Erin (Erik) Sather, Brody (Kelly Clusiau) Welch, Andrew (Christy) Berndt, Jacob (Brooke Petinelli) Berndt, Joshua (Carrie ) Berndt, Joseph Newton, Dillon Newton, Adriana (Jared) Swartz, Haley Mineheine, Gabriel Mineheine, Grace Mineheine, and Jonathon and Jared Plesha; sixteen great-grandchilren; one brother, William Norine of Grantsburg, WI; a sister-in-law, Carol Benson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; a sister, Anna Marie Schultz and her parents.

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