Gloria J. Glynn, 77, of Palmer, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Palmer. The Rev. Thomas Clark will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.
Gloria was born on Dec. 23, 1940, at Palmer, the daughter of Walter and Helga (Paulsen) Helzer. Gloria attended Gage Valley rural school and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1958. She then attended the Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minnesota. After completing her education she worked several years for Dr. Robert Hanisch in St. Paul.
She was united in marriage to Paul W. Glynn on June 25, 1961, in Palmer. The couple lived and farmed northeast of Palmer. After her sons were raised she worked for Dinsdale Bros. Inc. in Palmer and later for the Midwest Allergy Clinic in Grand Island. After retiring, she continued to live on the farm the rest of her life.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and LWML. She was also a member of the Burton-Beyer American Legion Auxiliary of Palmer, the Palmer Book Club, the Chat and Nibble Card Club and was a longtime Election Board worker and for the Bloodmobile.
Gloria enjoyed reading, traveling and holidays spent with her family. She loved being involved with her church and Helzer and Paulsen family get togethers and reunions.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sandy Glynn of Madison , AL, Pat and Shelly Glynn and Russ and Michele Glynn, all of Palmer; 8 grandchildren, Tyler, Blake, Michael, Courtney, Nicole, Christopher, Aaron and Haley; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul W. Glynn on Nov. 28, 1999; and an infant sister.
Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church.