Mrs. Gloria M. Kowbel of 3719 Spruce St. celebrated her 90th birthday March 27 during a family dinner. A decade birthday party is scheduled to be held in August at her daughter’s home. Additional family members are reaching milestone birthdays in 2019 in increments of 10.
The former Gloria M. Neufeld was born on March 27, 1929, in Sturtevant.
She was married to Walter J. Kowbel on Nov. 24, 1948, at Holy Name Catholic Church. He died on Jan. 18, 2003.
Mrs. Kowbel was employed by Oster Manufacturing Co. before her children were born.
She enjoys watching “General Hospital” and “NCIS,” reading, walking, exercising and riding the stationary bike. She used to crochet and garden.
Mrs. Kowbel is a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church.
She has five children: Susan Kowbel-Keller (Erv Keller), Mark (Bobbie) and Julia (John) Gonzales, all of Racine; Karin (Ken) Glasgow of Parker, Colo., and the late Christine Kowbel. Mrs. Kowbel has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.