Verna Amanda Glessing 94

Verna Amanda Glessing was born April
18, 1918
at McGregor, Minnesota the daughter of Albert and
Erena (Schultz) Reiter.           She was
baptized May 13, 1918 by Pastor R. Lehman at Our
Saviour’s Lutheran Church, McGregor and confirmed in her
faith at this same church on April 12, 1931 by Pastor William Sutter.  It was on June 7, 1941 that she was married to Omar
Glessing at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake by Pastor Eugene Seltz.  This union was blessed with one son, Rolland.

She began her career at the Dassel State Bank and furthered her
banking profession at the Security State Bank of Howard Lake holding the office of Vice
President and serving on the Board of Directors.  Verna was active in her church and
community.  As a member of St. James, she
served as the first secretary of the Walther League Youth Group, an officer and
member of the LWML, sang in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher.  In the community she was a member and officer
of the Howard Lake Library Club and volunteered at the Howard Lake Good
Samaritan Care Center.

While at her home on August 10,
Verna was called to her eternal rest having reached the age of 94 years, 3
months and 23 days.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Erena
Reiter; brothers, Victor Reiter, Kenneth Reiter, Howard Reiter and Donald
Reiter; sisters, Beaula Reiter and Erena Bakeberg; nephew Richard Reiter; niece
Erena Rae Frierich.

Verna is survived by her son Rolland Glessing and wife Jean;
grandchildren, Dr. Brooke Baggenstos and husband Dr. Peter Baggenstos and Peter
Glessing; brother-in-law Lorren Glessing and wife Jean; sister-in-law Eva
Glessing; nieces; nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM Monday
at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.  Visitation will be 5-8PM on Sunday at Swanson-Peterson
Funeral Home of Howard Lake and 1hr prior to funeral service at church on
Monday.  There will be a prayer service
at 7 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Gregory Bakeberg, Allen Glessing, Neal Glessing,
Marlin Diers, Richard Glessing and Dr. Roger Handrich.

Officiating at the celebration of her life on Monday are:
Reverend Michael Nirva and Deacon David Taylor.
Mae Wannarka is serving as pianist and Nancy Butterfass as organist.  The LWML will be singing “Beautiful Savior” and soloist
Marge Stueven will sing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Interment will be at the Howard Lake Cemetery.