Jim Gloss


Dec. 13, 1935 – Jan. 2, 2023

Our beloved husband and father Jim Gloss (Erwin Ducan Hurst Gloss) now resides with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He passed on January 2, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.  

Jim was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 13, 1935. His formative years were spent in the Twin Cities area. After high school, Jim enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in which he impressively spent most of his two-year enlistment as a member of the All Marine Basketball Team. Jim left the Marine Corps in 1955 and enrolled at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied psychology and played football for the Scotsman until graduating in 1959. He also met the lovely Harriet Ruth Fogelson while at Macalester and they married in 1960.  

After college, Jim received his Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Jim and Harriet lived and worked in and around the southern and western part of Minnesota, residing in St. Paul, Montevideo and Kenyon. Along the way, they welcomed three children and settled on a farm, where he and Harriet raised livestock, grew crops and gardens, and reared children.

There were months-long adventures to both Alaska and Montana mixed in, and then a cross-country move to beautiful Page, Arizona. Jim and Harriet have lived in Page for over 46 years.  During this time, Jim worked as a school psychologist and established a real estate firm that prioritized grace and love as the primary offerings. Jim was active in his Lutheran Church community, acting as the congregation president for many years. He volunteered with the high school baseball team and encouraged many young people in every facet of life. Jim also founded a welding school that offered opportunity to men and women to master a trade in a productive industry. In his later years, Jim enjoyed golf, reading and mentoring his grandchildren.

Jim is preceded to our Lord’s side by his parents Maren and Erwin Gloss; and sisters Patricia Maltby and Geraldine Cologne. He is remembered by his wife Harriet Gloss; children Susan Kazan, Elizabeth Klemme and James Gloss; his sister Mary Lou Cannon; sons-in-law Anthony Kazan and Harley Klemme; daughter-in-law Jacqueline Gloss; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on February 4, 2023, at Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church in Page, Arizona. 

Jim Gloss was a kind man, and he will be missed.

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