Gloria Signalness

Sept. 26, 1933-June 15, 2021

Gloria Signalness, 87,

Minot, died Tuesday, June

15, 2021, in a Minot hos-


Gloria Ann was born

September 26, 1933, in

Glenwood, Minnesota to

Alvin and Georgine (Reir-

son) Alsaker. She attend-

ed school in Glenwood.

Gloria was united in mar-

riage to Odean “Dean”

Signalness on March 22,

1949, at Lutheran Par-

sonage in Glenwood.

They moved to Minot

shortly after getting mar-


Gloria and Dean moved

to Burlington in 1961

where they owned and

operated Burlington Tex-

aco and Repair for many

years. After selling this

business, Dean opened

“Dean’s Repair,” a shop

right at their home.

Gloria did the bookkeep-

ing and ran for parts for

the business all the years

it was open. In addition

to being a crucial part of

this business, Gloria held

other jobs during this

time, including babysit-

ting, working in the nur-

sery at Trinity Hospital,

sewing jackets, selling

Avon, and also worked for

an independent business

designing and decorating

wood home dÈcor to be

sold in stores throughout

North Dakota and Min-

nesota. The position she

was most proud of was

her role as a part time

foster grandparent at Bur-

lington Elementary

School. Her work ethic

was strong, and she found

joy in serving others.

Gloria continued to re-

side in Burlington for 3

years following Dean’s

death on August 8, 2004.

She then moved to her

own little home in Minot.

Gloria was an active

member of Peace Luth-

eran Church in Burling-

ton. Faith and service

were very important to

her. Gloria’s hobbies in-

cluded sewing, quilting,

camping and fishing, do-

ing puzzles, playing

cards, having coffee with

friends, gardening, and

feeding the birds. Most

importantly, she loved her

family and enjoyed

spending time with them.

Gloria is survived by:

her daughter: Gayle (Neil)

Bakken, Williston, ND;

granddaughters: Andrea

(Craig) Shellen and Chan-

tel Brace, all Prior Lake,

MN; grandsons: Father Ja-

son Signalness, Stanley,

ND, Aaron Olson,

Bismarck, ND and Ira

(Heather) Signalness,

Hudson, WI;


Karissa Brace and Noah

and Ziva Signalness; sis-

ter: Irene Bingham, Glen-

wood, MN, along with

numerous nieces and


Gloria was preceded in

death by: her parents;

stepfather: Glen Cum-

mings; husband: Odean;

son: Robert; and sister:

Marion Holen.

Celebration of Gloria’s

Life: 11:30 a.m. Saturday,

June 19, 2021, at Peace

Lutheran Church, Bur-

lington, ND. A delayed

streaming of the service

will be available for view-

ing on June 20, 2021 by

accessing her obituary

page at



Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Friday, June

18, 2021 from 7:00 p.m.

until 9:00 p.m. at the Tho-

mas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to Souris Valley

Animal Shelter, Minot,

ND. Gloria absolutely

loved all animals.

Memories and con-

dolences can be shared at