Gloria Homstad

Obituary of Gloria Jean Homstad

Gloria Jean Homstad, 70, of Cromwell passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.  She was born on May 1, 1951 in Duluth to Thomas and Clarice Kinsman.  Gloria graduated from Denfeld High School in 1969.  On June 3, 1984 Gloria married David Homstad.

She was a member of Evangelical Free Church in Wright.  She loved crafts and kids.  She also enjoyed fishing, camping and sewing.

Gloria was preceded by her parents, Clarice “Mama” and Tommy “Daddy” Kinsman.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 37 years, David; sons Doug (Steph) Haataja, Donald (Daelynn) Haataja, and Stacey (Paula) Homstad; daughters, Christine (Johnny) Axtell, Tina (Dan) Smith, Amy Homstad and Ashlie (Shawn) Schenk; sisters, Charlene (Dick) Nichols and Gail (Terry) Staroba; 25 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private family funeral will be held.  A celebration of life this spring will be for everyone to attend.   Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet.  To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute see,


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