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Loy E. Glause

Loy E. Glause, 77, of Palmer, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at his home, surrounded by many family members including his wife, children and grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. The Rev. Craig K. Niemeier will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Worms. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Glause was born on Oct. 28, 1932, near St. Libory, the son of Philip William and Stella (Wagner) Glause. He was united in marriage to Norma Jean “Jeanie” Homfeld, on March 2, 1957, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean “Jeanie” Glause; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Jackie Glause and Brian and Dorothea Glause, all of Grand Island, Kevin and Sharon Glause, Galen and Sheri Glause, and Nathan and Michelle Glause, all of Palmer, Aaron and Michelle Glause of Malcolm, and Clayton and Amy Glause of Fremont; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Cynthia and Chris Saltzgaber of Grand Island, Amy and Craig Harper of Prole, IA, Joy and Bill Langrehr of St. Libory, Dawn and James Bunner of Clarkson, Elaine Glause of Palmer, and Penny and Darren Price of Hastings; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Larry and Myrna Glause, Andy and Janette Glause, Paul and Marie Glause, and Janice (Mrs. Dan) Wieck, all of St. Libory; and one sister and two brothers-in-law, Naomi and Bob Rouse of Tucson, AZ and LeRoy Seim of Chapman. He is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 3 grandchildren spouses, 3 step grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren spouses, 3 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren; and Jeanie’s five sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Norman Stelk of Grand Island, Carolyn and Larry Ossana of Hurricane, UT, Charlene and Gary Peterson, Rosalie and Roger Roscoe and Donna and Ken Noel, all of Grand Island; and many nieces and nephews. Loy was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a member his whole life. He attended Zion Lutheran parochial school and was a 1950 graduate of St. Paul High School. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, having been stationed in Alaska. After his marriage to Jeanie, the couple first lived near Worms, until 1962, when they moved to the Palmer area and started the family farm. On the family farm he grew a wide variety of produce which the family sold from 1962 to 1991. He also raised Angus cattle on the Lazy Black Diamond Ranch from 1951 until his death. Loy loved following and supporting his children and grandchildren in various activities. He also loved working with his cattle and visiting with customers on his family ranch. Loy was very active in his church and set a very good example for his family and friends who witnessed his Christian Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy Glause, Clayton Glause and Gene Glause; one sister, Verona Seim; and his in-laws, Henry and Ruby (Schmidt) Homfeld. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Heartland Lutheran High School.

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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you always celebrate and enjoy all your good memories of Loy.

Quenten & June (Luebbe) Stanley Apr 26 2010 12:00 AM

To the Glause family, We are sorry we could not attend the funeral, but we heard the services we very nice. Loy was always enjoyable to visit with and good for a laugh with his unique sence of humor. We will miss him at Amy and Clayton's birthday parties to visit with about cattle or farming. He truely left his influence on a great number of people. Thank you for sharing him with us. Sincerely, Loren and Angie Meiergerd

Loren and Angie Meiergerd Apr 24 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Jeannie and Family: I am very sorry to hear about Loy passing away. You are dear to my parents, and they have shared with me about Loy's illness. I know you have wonderful memories, and I pray they bring you comfort. "Heav'n's morning breaks and earth's vain shadows flee--In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!" Robin and Shari Stepanek

Shari Hiegel Stepanek Apr 15 2010 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers to your family.

Kris Rowe Apr 14 2010 12:00 AM

Tammy Price Apr 14 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Jeanie and family, Just read about Loy's passing on line this morning, knew that he was not doing well after talking to my parents Gary and Bettie on Monday evening. Just wanted to let you know that our prayers are with your dear family during this time of loss. I know Loy was a man of deep faith and I know that brings great encouragement to all of you during this time. So glad we were able to visit back at Thanksgiving. God bless each of you. Bob and Paula Spilger

Bob Spilger Apr 14 2010 12:00 AM

Jeanie and Family We are saddened to hear of the passing of Loy. May your memories provide you comfort during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Rick and Geralyn (Kyriss) Rorabaugh and Ben & Nick

Geri Rorabaugh Apr 14 2010 12:00 AM

Mike Eastwood Apr 13 2010 12:00 AM