Funeral services for Glenna M. Vikse will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Mark VanHouse and the Rev. Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial will be in the Ostrander Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Glenna Marie Vikse, age 84, of Spring Valley, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Ostrander Care and Rehab after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born June 10, 1934, in Grand Meadow, where she attended and graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1952. On Aug. 29, 1953, she was united in marriage to Darrell Vikse at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Racine. Glenna was a homemaker and raised six children on the family farm; she then taught Head Start for 17 years before retiring. She loved to attend her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events — she was even able to attend some of her great-grandchildren’s events. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of WELCA. She loved to visit with shut-ins and people in nursing homes.
Glenna enjoyed quilting, cross stitch, and spending time with family. She was very proud of her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Glenna is survived by her husband Darrell, Spring Valley; sons Mike (Donnette) Vikse and Mark Vikse of Spring Valley, and Monty (Laura) Vikse of Mukwonago, Wis.; daughters, Melodi Wood of Kasson, Michelle (Doug) Plaehn of Spring Valley and Melissa Vikse of Preston; 12 grandchildren, Danielle (Ryan) Sexton, Trista (Keith) Tieskotter, Jenni (Terry) Ackman, Tara (Jason) Post, LeAnn (josh) Raveill, Brittany Vikse, Aaron Vikse, Brett Wood, Mitchell Plaehn, Marcus Plaehn, Jacob Vikse, and Gabe Vikse; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrell (Sharon) Jacobson of Henrietta, Texas; and a sister, Donna (Ted) Rahlf of Rochester. She is also survived by several nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice and Our Saviors Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.