Funeral Services for Loreen H. Glandt, age 97, of Battle Creek, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Reverend Joseph Leech will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. Steffen Mortuary in Battle Creek is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Loreen was born February 13, 1926 in Meadow Grove, Nebraska to Henry and Martha (Schott) Wisch. She attended St. John Lutheran School and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1944.
On May 29, 1949, Loreen married Kenneth Martin Glandt at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. The couple enjoyed 64 years of marriage and were blessed with three daughters.
Loreen began her career by working at Zimmerman Insurance in Battle Creek. She felt lucky to work in various positions in the many different cities they lived in. She loved the challenge of learning new roles and meeting new people. She also enjoyed exploring and embracing all the landscapes and culture in the areas they lived and visited.
In 1987, Loreen and Ken chose to retire to their hometown of Battle Creek, where they put their energy into giving back to their community. They spent many volunteer hours working at the Parks of Pride by writing grants for the park, planting tending to the trees and flowerbeds and working with the Friends of the Park. She found many ways to pass on her love of plants and cooking of her special pies and soups to her children and grandchildren. Loreen was a dedicated member of the Lions Club and enjoyed volunteering at the hospital. She loved spending time with her family and serving in many capacities in the Lutheran Church. She left a legacy of hard work, service to others and the importance of faith and family.
Loreen is survived by her daughters Lynn (James) Wood of Myrtle Beach, SC, Karen (Randy) Ritterbush of Battle Creek, and Marianne (David) Meyer of Lincoln, grandchildren Aaron (Trishia) Sinclair of Ankeny, IA, Alison (Ryan) Siefken of Columbus, Timothy (Amanda) Youngerman of Myrtle Beach, SC, Scott (Katie) Youngerman of Fletcher, NC, Stephen (Morgan) Youngerman of Myrtle Beach, SC, Sarah (Mitchell) Lyon of Aurora, and Claire (Alan) Linic of Glendale, CA, step granddaughters Regina (Billy) Pedersen of Norfolk and Stacy (Kurt) Maier of Tea, SD, twelve great grandchildren, sister Margaret Heggemeyer of Tilden, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ken, sister Norma (Bud) Bridges, and brother Dick (Marion) Wisch.
Memorials are suggested to the Lions Club, Parks of Pride Foundation or Community Pride Care Center.
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