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Sheri Lynn Glause

Sheri Lynn (Oeltjen) Glause, 56, of Palmer, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, surrounded by her husband and sons, at Bryan Medical Center West Campus in Lincoln. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. The Rev. Craig Niemeier will officiate. Inurnment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Worms. CDC guidelines for social distancing will be followed and facemasks are required. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Sheri was born on Dec. 20, 1963, at Lincoln, the daughter of Kenneth Ray and Joan (Justesen) Broughton. As a young child, she lived in various locations. Her parents later divorced and when her mother married John Oeltjen, he adopted her. She grew up in Palmer, where she attended Palmer Public School and graduated from Palmer High School in 1982. She was united in marriage to Galen M. Glause on Oct. 23, 1982, at Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. The couple lived, farmed and raised their four sons in the Palmer area. Sheri attended Central Community College in Grand Island to study nursing. She graduated in 2004 and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked in several area nursing homes and was working at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, at the time of her death. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palmer. Sheri loved her grandchildren and traveling to visit family members. She enjoyed reading her bible, living in the country and caring for people. Sheri was a kind and caring woman. She is survived by her husband, Galen of Palmer; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kaitlin Glause of St. Johns, Michigan, Andrew Glause of Louisville, Kentucky, Morgan and Charmae Glause of Benedict and Dillon and Emily Glause of Broken Bow; six grandchildren, Adam, Isaac, Ruby, Grady, Yaeger and Grayson Glause; parents, John and Joan Oeltjen of Palmer; sisters and spouses, Angie Pacheco of Kearney, Kelly and David Anderson of Elkhorn and Michelle and Shane Grabenstein of Chandler, AZ; brother and spouse, Kenneth Ray Broughton, Jr. and Amber of Proctorville, OH; mother-in-law, Norma Jean Glause of Palmer; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Ray Broughton; and father-in-law, Loy Glause.


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May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. Family of Corby Goerl

Corby Goerl May 14 2020 9:20 AM

Galen and family, we are so sorry about Sheri. She was such a kind and gentle soul. We always enjoyed being part of the wrestling family with you. May your memories help you through this difficult time. May you find some peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Love, The Simonsons

Monica Simonson May 3 2020 9:13 PM

Dear joan and family, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your daughter Sheri. I really didn't know Sheri but I remember you Joan from our Palmer school days. I just wanted to say how sorry I was to read of your daughter and am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I took the Palmer Journal for years as we moved around out of state so now I read of Nebraska happenings via the computer. May your feel God's presence with you daily as you walk through this hardship. Cathy Stone Tyson

Cathy May 2 2020 10:02 PM

Uncle Galen, Mark, Kaitlin, Adam, Isaac, Ruby, Andrew, Morgan, CharMae, Grady, Yaeger, Dillon, Emily, and Grayson, Please, accept our condolences. We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss and feel honored to have known Aunt Sheri. She was a blessing in everyones life that she touched and loved each and everyone of you to her core. May you forever carry her in your hearts. <3 And may you rely on one another and God to find healing, strength, and peace. With all our love, Edgar, Alisha, & Caroline "If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8

Alisha May 1 2020 10:02 PM

Are deepest condolences to the Glause and Oeltjen families. We know Sheri will be missed by many family and friends, may your faith keep you strong during this time of sorrow. God Bless you all, your in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Albert & Darlene Meyer Ken Meyer

Kenneth D Meyer Apr 30 2020 4:30 PM

Galen and Family, Joan, John, Angie, Kelly and Michelle and all. So sorry to hear of the loss of Sherri. The Valasek families, I was the girls, sitter for a couple of years and that is where my stories began with Sherri. She was such a caring heart. I am sure she will be missed and cherished by you all. May God bring you comfort and strength in this time of loss.

Teresa Valasek Martinsen Apr 30 2020 10:36 AM

Dear Galen and Sons and Daughters-in-Law, John, Joan, Angie, Kelly, Michelle, and Jeannie, and all of Sheri's Family, We are truly saddened for your great loss with Sheri's passing and to know of the grief that you are suffering at this time. We didn't get to visit with Sheri often enough, but we always admired her quiet and gentle spirit. We hope and pray - and know - that you'll lean on all your many friends who want to help in any way they can. Please let us know how we, specifically, can make life a little simpler for you. May God continue to bless you with His Peace. Sincerely, Bill and Jeanniene Burdett

William "Bill" Burdett Apr 30 2020 9:44 AM

Oh, my gosh! I'm so saddened to hear this just now. I talked to Sheri often by phone and when I visitied my mom at Brookefield. I'm stunned. Prayers and blessings to Sheri's family and to her rest in peace. I'm so sorry. She was so sweet, gentle and kind.

Kim Wolinski Apr 29 2020 8:06 PM

Joan & John, Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your daughter! We know so well the pain you are feeling! Some how life goes on and we live for the day we will be with our loved ones in Heaven! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Larry & Susan Kiser Apr 29 2020 6:30 PM

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear of your daughters death. I know how hard that must be for all of your family. Just want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Betty Bates

Betty Bates Apr 29 2020 2:57 PM