BEEMER — Services for Merna M. Glaubius, 89, of Beemer will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Beemer Mennonite Church with burial in the Beemer Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Minnick Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
She died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Colonial Haven Nursing Home.
Merna Mae Glaubius was born Nov. 24, 1921, at Beemer to Harvey and Laura (Frahm) Long. She was baptized on March 24, 1935, at the Congregational Church in Beemer. Merna attended Cuming County rural School District 19 and graduated from Beemer High School in 1938.
On Jan. 8, 1942, she was united in marriage to Leslie Glaubius at Madison. The couple farmed near Beemer, living on a farm east of Beemer until 1958, when they moved to their current home just north of Beemer.
Merna was a charter member of the Beemer Women’s Club, belonged to a county extension project club and was a member of the Congregational Church of Beemer and its Ladies Aid until the church closed. Merna loved raising chickens, helping the guys with farming and loved her miniature donkeys.
Survivors include son Kenneth and wife Diane Glaubius of Beemer; daughter Debra Glaubius of Beemer; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Lori and husband Steve Repenning and children Kelsey and Abby; Kevin and wife Julie Glaubius and children Garret, Carissa and Hayden; Kara and husband Brach Johnson and children Dylan and Jaden; brother Melvin and wife Helen Long of Beemer. Several nieces and nephews also survive her.
Merna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie on March 30, 2010, son Ronnie Dean in 1946.
Relatives and friends can leave online condolences on Merna’s Book of Memories at www.kuzelka-minnickfuneralhomes.com.