Dorothy M. Glinsmann, 68, of Grand Island, formerly of Ashton, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loup City. The Rev. Shawn Kitzing will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. time of sharing, at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Mrs. Glinsmann was born on Dec. 3, 1942, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of William M. and Rosemary (Sczymanski) Locke.
She was united in marriage to Leroy H. Glinsmann on May 29, 1965, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She is survived by her husband, Leroy of Grand Island; three daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Glinsmann of Norfolk, Brenda Irene Glinsmann of Loup City; and Sarah Glinsmann – Ashley and David Ashley of North Hollywood, CA; and one brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Jackie Locke of Blair.
She is also survived by two granddaughters, Karri Glinsmann and Ashleigh L. Glinsmann, both of Norfolk; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Dominic, Angel and Abrianna.
As a young child, Dorothy moved with her parents to Milwaukee, where she was later raised by Herbert J. and Renata (Kufahl) Lubenow. She attended Kagle Elementary School, Mt. Calvary Lutheran School, Steuben Middle School and graduated from Washington High School in 1961.
From 1963 to 1965, she attended the Concordia College in Milwaukee. It was there that she met Leroy. After their marriage the couple moved to Harrold, SD, where they lived until moving to Atkinson in 1972 and to Bartlett in 1980.
In 1983 she enrolled in Wayne State College where she studied Elementary Education and worked in the college library until 1996. The couple farmed south of Ashton for many years. Her last place of employment was for Bosselman Corporate Office in Grand Island, where she worked for 7 ½ years.
Dorothy has undergone dialysis for the past 6 years, so in Dec. 2009, the couple moved to Grand Island to be closer to her medical providers.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was involved in Ladies Aid, and was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. Since moving to Grand Island, Dorothy and Leroy had become active in the Golden Years social group at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Dorothy enjoyed writing poetry, reading, bird watching, looking for new recipes, sketching, painting, watching the Bob Ross painting show, and traveling. She loved animals, especially, her dogs, Pepper and Missy and enjoyed keeping in touch with her friend, Judy Goessl of Milwaukee, whom she has known for 64 years and still wrote letters to at least three times a week.
She was preceded in death by her parents and guardians.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice, American Diabetes Association or Nebraska Kidney Foundation.