Mass of Christian Burial for Glendora Wieseler, age 82, of Wayne will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne on Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at
Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Memorials may be directed to the Wieseler family for later designation. She passed away Sunday at her home at Brookdale-Wayne. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Glendora Catherine Wieseler, daughter of Florian and Margaret (Pinkelman) Backman was born August 18, 1934 on a farm near Wynot Nebraska. She was baptized, received her first communion and confirmed at Sacred Heart Church in Wynot. Glendora attended school in Wynot, graduating in 1951. After graduating high school she attended a year of Secretarial College in Sioux City.
Glendora was united in marriage with Alvin Wieseler on April 26, 1955 at the Sacred Heart Church in Wynot. Soon after the wedding, the newlyweds purchased a ranch outside of Niobrara and for many years they farmed the land, milked cows and managed a large herd of Herefords. During this time Marilyn was born in 1956, Carol in 1957, Mike in 1958, Cathy in 1963, Shelly in 1965 and Chris in 1967. In 1968 the drought finally took its toll on this young couple and at that point they decided to purchase a Wayne Livestock Market and moved their family to Wayne. A few years after moving, the last child, Cory was born in 1972. Alvin managed the sale barn and Glendora ran the café on Tuesdays. Farmers got word that Glenny’s breakfasts were beyond amazing, that they convinced her to open the café for breakfasts only, five days a week. The cafe’s early mornings continued for many years, even after the sale barn had closed. When Alvin left the sale barn, he decided the road was calling him. While he was trucking, Glendora managed both her large family and the café but also decided to add a new business venture into the mix. She and friend, Renee Jensen, opened “The Tanning Hut,” sunless tanning was a new concept and all the rage. The Tanning Hut was eventually moved into Glendora’s basement and managed from there.
After twenty five years at the cafe, Glendora decided to hang up her apron and close the café, but continued to help people maintain their summer glow. She then worked for Quality Foods up until her retirement in 2001.
A few years after Alvin passed away in 1997, she was reacquainted with her high school sweetheart, Ron Keegan. Plans were to be joined in marriage but sadly Ron passed away before nuptial were celebrated.
Glendora was notorious for her rocky mountain oysters, gizzards and macaroni salad. Her house was always open for kids and friends alike.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Wayne Eagle’s Club.
She is preceded in death by her husband Alvin, Parents Florian & Margaret, Mother and Father-in-Law Ed and Helen Wieseler and special friend Ron Keegan of Yankton SD.
Glendora is survived by her seven children, daughter;, Marilyn (Scott) Niemann of Longmont CO, Carol (Curtis) Kalkowski of Niobrara, Mike (Sherry) Wieseler of Westminster CO, Cathy Wieseler-Myers of Carbondale CO, Shelly Wieseler & fiance Kurt Kardoskee of Scottsdale AZ , Chris & Kirsten Wieseler of 88Highlands Ranch CO and Cory & Amy Wieseler of Elkhorn. Grandchildren; Taran Niemann, Cassie (Jody) Stark, Camie (Tom) Pinkelman, Calie Kalkowski & fiance Jeremy Hazen, Cade Kalkowski & Jessica Gragert, Jeremiah and RaeAnn Wieseler, Cheyenne & Madison Myers, Sam & Gracen Wieseler, Whitney, Bo & Brilee Wieseler. Great Grandchildren; Harley & Taylen Stark and Hunter Pinkelman.
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