July 30, 1930 ~ August 14, 2010
Lois Glaser, age 80, of Alta Vista, Iowa, died Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Lois Ann Zeien was born on July 30, 1930 to Jacob and Ruth (Vala) Zeien in Alta Vista, Iowa. She attended and graduated from St. Williams School in Alta Vista in 1948. After graduation, Lois worked at the New Hampton Hospital for four years. She was united in marriage to Vincent Glaser on February 1, 1956 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista. The couple farmed near Ionia, Iowa and later moved to the Chickasaw County Home where Vinny farmed and Lois cooked for four years. They moved to their present farm near Alta Vista in 1966. Lois and Vinny were united as one for 54 years. Lois enjoyed dancing the Polka and Waltz, visiting family and friends, traveling across the country, gardening, and baking cookies with her granddaughter, Bethany. She was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista, and St. Bernards Rosary Society. Lois is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Vincent Vinny Glaser; their son, Keith Hammer (Suezen) Glaser, of Alta Vista; one granddaughter, Bethany Glaser, of Alta Vista; three brothers, Raymond (Peggy) Zeien, of Dysart, Iowa, Norbert (Marvel) Zeien, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Norman (Judy) Zeien, of New Hampton; one sister, Rose Baltierra, of Stockton, Illinois; sister-in-law, Kathy Zeien, of Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin; several sisters and brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dean Glaser; brothers, Clement, and Dale Zeien; one grandson, Michael Glaser; and one brother-in-law, John Baltierra. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: . Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista with Mike Baltierra, Jeff Baltierra, David, Baltierra, Robert Jordan, Robert Zeien, Phil Glaser, Dale Glaser, and Henry Gorman serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday, August 17, 2010 from 3:00-8:00pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma, Iowa. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the mass on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30am on Wednesday August 18, 2010 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista, Iowa with Msgr. John Hemann celebrating.