Gwen Evelyn Thoma, 71, of Tracy passed away July 15, 2017 at the Sanford Tracy Hospital after an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial is in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service - Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Gwen Evelyn Thoma was born May 14, 1946 in Redwood Falls to Elston and Evelyn (Corcoran) Thoma. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1964. Gwen worked at several nursing homes in the area and managed the Cozy Grove Motel in Tracy. She was a mail carrier between towns and cleaned at several area businesses. Gwen was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed horses, gardening and being outdoors. She loved spending time with her five nieces and three nephews. Gwen is survived by her siblings: Bruce (Ellen) Thoma of Walnut Grove, Dianne Reck of Redwood Falls, Lynn Thoma of Tracy and Debbie (Thor) Kaardal of Redwood Falls; nieces and nephews: Kim and Kelly, Pam and Julie, Bobbi and Don, Danielle and Wade; four great-nieces; one great-great niece; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and nephew Nathan.