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Gloria J. GlynnGloria 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.
So surprised and very sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. I am thankful I was able to attend our Class of 1958 60th class reunion this past July. I always enjoyed our gatherings and looked forward to seeing Gloria having attended high school together. She was a devout Christian and always was so proud of her family. In between reunions we kept in touch through Facebook. Was always fun to see the pictures she shared. I will miss her very much. I know you don't know me, My family moved from St. Paul to Washington state way back in 1956 but I kept in touch with the friends that meant a lot to me. I love coming back to Nebraska. Farming will always be in my heart. After losing our loved ones we at least have all the memories we made after they are gone. To Gloria's family...May God Bless all of you! Janice Sedlacek Wallick, Cashmere, WA
Janice R. Wallick Nov 14 2018 12:11 PM
Sending my prayers and sympathy to Gloria's family! I grew up less than a mile from her, went to Gage Valley, Dist 19, walking to school & home together! Went to high school in St.Paul, riding the bus & walking home from Jct 92 & 281 when it was nice! Have many good memories and will miss her! Sorry I couldn't be at visitation or the funeral but my thoughts & prayers are with the family! Gloria was proud of you and was a wonderful person! God Bless you all!
jan Gustafson Nov 12 2018 1:31 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your mother was a client where I work and was one of the friendliest, nicest, and always a happy person. The room would glow when she walked in. I'm sure you were always proud to call her mom and will miss her deeply. Always cherish the memories and know that she is only a thought away. God's blessings - Sherry Moore
Sherry Moore Nov 12 2018 1:31 PM
My deepest sympathy to Gloria's family, she was such a wonderful lady, always a smile and happy with life. You always felt good when you was around her. Thoughts and prayers to all of you, cherish all your wonderful memories.
Velda Peters Nov 11 2018 9:29 AM
So sorry to here the bad news, our sincere sympathy is with you all, we cant be there as we are in Tennessee, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dickie & Carol Helzer
Dickie Helzer Nov 10 2018 8:42 AM