- May 11, 2021
Gloria Jean Berndobler, 93, of Winter Garden, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, with her loving husband of 58 years by her side.
Mrs. Berndobler was born in Gurdon, Arizona, on Dec. 3, 1926, to Dessie Stone. She was the oldest of eight children.
Gloria is survived by her husband, John Berndobler; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and John Chesney, and Jan and Alex McMichael; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five grand cats.
Mrs. Berndobler moved to Florida in the ’50s as a single parent and supported her family working at Martin Marietta as a line leader for the electric assembly operation. She was one of the first single females to purchase her own home in Central Florida.
In 1961, she married John Berndobler, and together they built a life focused on serving the Lord and others. Over the years, she was an active member of several Central Florida Baptist Churches with Beulah Baptist Church as her final church family. She was a member of Campers on Mission, dedicated to building churches for small communities. She assisted the construction team with completing drywall projects and trained many others how to do this work.
She helped build 17 churches in several states. She also supported Greater Orlando Baptist Association with Fair Ministries with providing to the needs of traveling carnival fair workers.
She was an owner of Advanced Welding & Manufacturing, their family business, where she was the business manager.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Beulah Baptist Church with Pastor Casey Butner officiating. Interment followed at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home of Winter Garden.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for a donation to be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 671 Beulah Road, Winter Garden, Fl 34787.