Glenna Vikse, 84, of Spring Valley

Glenna Marie Vikse, 84, of Spring Valley, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Ostrander Care and Rehab after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on June 10, 1934, in Grand Meadow.

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.

She 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 Savior’s 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. She enjoyed quilting, cross stitch, and spending time with family. She was very proud of her grandkids and great-grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell of 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; a sister, Donna (Ted) Rahlf of Rochester and by several nieces and nephew.

Funeral services for her will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at Our Savior’s 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 from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

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