Gloria Fortin obituary (2021) – Rock Island, Illinois

Gloria D. Fortin

October 27, 1936 – September 19, 2021

MOLINE-The family of Gloria D. Fortin would like to express that Gloria made her trip home to be with those loved ones who came before her and her Savior.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 24 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral and Crematorium, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery on Rock Island. Visitations will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 23 at the funeral home. Briefs can be made at the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan, IL. or Lutheran Church of Calvary, Moline, IL.

Gloria Warren was born on October 27, 1936 in Moline, IL, daughter of William and Edith Vedell Warren. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Edith; sister, Shirley; brother-in-law, Harold Clark; nephew, Marvin and his beloved spouses, Harold J. Seuss, Jr. and Alonzo “Al” Fortin, Jr.

Gloria graduated from Rock Island High School in 1955, married Lee Tanner on June 8, 1956, and became a surrogate mother to her siblings at a very young age. Showing her great love for others, Gloria accepted this challenge.

Gloria is the mother of Charles (Lola) Tanner, Guam, Kevin (Shirley) Tanner, Milan and Scott (Jolene) Tanner, Rock Island. She is the grandmother of Bradley D. Tanner, Deanna Tanner, Stephanie R. Tanner, Jay (Tina) Tanner. She also has several nieces and nephews, including Mark (Terri) Clark and Diane Andrews.

Gloria was a quadruple citizen throughout her life, but loved to travel, visiting many states on her travels. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Moline, and the Happy Hookers Knitting Circle. She loved working on family history, was an avid painter, and loved dancing at the Legion.

Gloria has also held several jobs in her life. Her favorite job was that of mom and grandmother.

Online condolences can be left at

Posted by The Rock Island Dispatch Argus on Sep 22, 2021.

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