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Gloria Ann (Christiansen) Angst

| December 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Gloria Ann (Christiansen) Angst, age 77, of Bigfork, Montana slipped the surly bonds of earth on November 22, 2021, in the presence of family and friends.

Born on October 2, 1944, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Gloria brought boundless love and light into the world. She was raised on a farm near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota by her parents, Alvin and Mae (Erickson) Christiansen along with her brothers, Gregg and Gary.

On September 25, 1993, Gloria married Donald Angst. At that time, they lived in Naples, Florida – but soon discovered and fell in love with Bigfork, Montana. Gloria and Don made Bigfork their year-round home, where Gloria quickly acclimated to the western lifestyle and made countless friends. Very special among them were her Saddle Pals – the women who loved horses and embraced adventure.

Gloria’s faith was strong, her love knew no bounds, and her passions ran deep. Worshipping at her local community church, Gloria made personal connections with people from all walks of life. She was a gracious soul with a huge heart - a kind spirit who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Believing in giving back to the community, Gloria enjoyed her volunteer work at the local food bank. She was also involved in the P.E.O. Sisterhood. And she had a special place in her heart for her furry, four-legged friends.

Gloria will be missed beyond measure by her husband, Don; daughter Bridget Stack; brother Gregg Christiansen; grandchildren Jazlyn (Blake) Shipman, Katie (Blake) Adams, Savanah Stack; stepchildren Jeff (Stephanie) Angst and Pam (Kent Jones) Angst; step grandchildren Joseph Quass, Spencer (Carla) Jones and Samantha Jones; and so many dear friends that she collected throughout her life. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gary Christiansen.

Funeral service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church, Bigfork. A luncheon will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Bigfork Food Bank, or Bethel Chapel in Bigfork.