Gloria L. Mohlis – Independence

Gloria L. Mohlis, 93 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born on January 13, 1925, in the Philippines, the daughter of Estaban and Generosa (Falcon) Salaysay.  She graduated from high school and attended college in the Philippines.  In 1946, she and George Loyal Abbott were married in the Philippines.  They relocated to the United States and were later divorced.  On September 29, 1956, she and Archie Ruben Mohlis were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  He preceded her in death in 2013.  Mrs. Mohlis was a teller at the Security State Bank in Independence until she retired in 2005.  Mrs. Mohlis was an active member of the Independence community and helped with many projects over the years.  She was a member of the Peoples Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Hope Wesleyan Church.  She also enjoyed fishing and playing cards.


Mrs. Mohlis is survived by 1 daughter, Patricia Sauer of Rochester, Minnesota, 3 sons, John Abbott of Gladbrook, Iowa, David (Tara) Mohlis of Independence, and Vern (Dawn McSweyn) Mohlis of Underwood, Washington.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 sister, Ely Ulanday of Libertyville, Illinois, and her special friend, Malina Tegtmeier of Independence.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson, Todd Sauer, 1 great grandchild, Austin Sauer, and 3 brothers.


Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Pastor Lance Fricke officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  Friends may call for visitation from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 4th, at the funeral home.  On line condolences may be left at