Lois Glaser

lois glaser
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.

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  1. I’m so sad that Lois passed away. She was so wonderfully kind and a great sister to Dale.

    Please know that she’s in my prayers.


  2. So sorry for your loss Lois will be missed by all. Just remeber she is smiling down on all of us now and her spirit is with us.

  3. We send our deepest sympathies to Vince and family. I (Tim) enjoyed playing the music for you two to dance and enjoy. She will be deeply missed. We had alot of good times at the dances! Sincerely, Tim-The Music Man-and Cindy Howland
    Protivin, Iowa

  4. Hammer, Sue and Bethany… I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and grandmother… she was a truly nice lady who I remember fondly. My thoughts are with you at this time. Pat Recker xo

  5. I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Lois. My thoughts immediately went back to the summers I helped her and Venie bale hay when their children were too young to help. She uses to make her own potato chips and I use to make a pig of myself because I thought they were better than store purchased. One night in
    Alta Vista I got into a scrap in the street and Venie and Lois were there cheering me on. Since I moved out of state, I have not seen much of them, but I have always and will always keep them in my mind and heart. My Sincere condolences and heart felt blessings go out to her family.
    Allen W. Zubrod

  6. Keith we just want you to know we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Lois was a dear friend to all and we will really miss her but we know she is enjoying being with Dean again Our sympathy goes out to the whole family

  8. Sorry to hear of the loss of Lois. I will always remember her laugh and smile. She was an awesome lady.

  9. vinny and hammer,i spent alot of time at your home.
    you always felt welcome, meet at the door with hugs
    stories and there was always food. her and dean are now
    toghether, holding hands. they will never be forgotten.
    i am sorry for the loss of a great mother,wife,grandmother
    just a great woman.

  10. We are so sorry to hear about Lois leaving us and moving on to eternal life. I have a very vivid picture of one day we stopped in at the Blue Bird in Elma and Vinnie and Lois spotted us. The band was on break so we talked until the music started again and then Vinnie grabbed Lois and off to the dance floor they went. It was fun watching them dance. Little did I know I was making a memory that day as I can still picture those two doing what they enjoyed so much…DANCING. Thinking of the Glaser family.

  11. You are loved and will forever be remembered.
    With love and deepest sympathy.

    Angela Zeien and Marcus Whitman and family

  12. Vinnie, Keith, Suzanne, Bethany,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful wife, mom and grandma. Lois will be dearly missed. She will always be known as a warm, loving and cheerful person. I pray that the God of all comfort will wrap his loving arms around you at this difficult time.

  13. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and in our prayers during this difficult time. Lois was a special person and will be greatly missed by many people.

  14. We send our sincere sympathy at this time. It is our hope the happy memries and spirit of Lois are with you daily. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carol and Jack Trostle
    (Ben Dockendorf’s youngest daughter)

  15. Lois has been a part of my family since I was a youngster. She will be missed by all. We loved her dearly.

  16. We will treasure the times we would see you having
    dinner in Alta Vista – always friendly, always fun.
    God’s special blessing on the family.
    Jim and Kathy

  17. My heart is with you and your family, Vinnie. I have very fond memories of you and Lois. Thank you for those. Sincerely, Dennis

  18. We send our deepest sympathy to you, Vinnie, and to the rest of the family. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and yours and bring His peace.

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