Glenna Ruth Gustafson
Date of Birth
August 23, 1926
Ithaca, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 24, 2019
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Private Family Service
Interment at Sunrise North Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Thursday, June 27, 2019 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Saunders Medical Center Auxiliary, Ithaca United Methodist Church or Saunders House

Glenna Ruth Gustafson, 92, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on June 24, 2019 at Saunders Care Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born August 23, 1926 in Ithaca, NE to Glenn J. and Lena (Patzloff) Wagner.  Glenna graduated from Wahoo High School.  On October 11, 1947, she was united in marriage to Virgil R. Gustafson in Ceresco, NE.

In her early years, Glenna worked at the Mead Ordinance Plant. Once she was married, Glenna spent several years caring for her family before starting a 35+ year career at Haven House in Wahoo.  She enjoyed her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She really appreciated her sons-in-law and she treated them like her sons.  Glenna also enjoyed time at the Woodcliff cabin, wintering in California with her sister and traveling with her husband.

She is survived by daughters, Deann (Ken) Chmelka of Wahoo and Kathleen (Larry) Chmelka of Wahoo; grandchildren, Jeffery S. (Brenda) Chmelka, Laura R. (Tim) Keller and Launa B. (Charles) Larsen; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Ethan Chmelka, Bryson and Miranda Keller, Katelynn and Kurstin Larsen and Kourtney (Matt) Martin; sister, Myrle Moline of Wahoo; many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by husband, Virgil R. Gustafson; parents, Glenn J. and Lena Wagner; parents-in-law, Roy and Elsie Gustafson; sister, Helen (Swede) Luhnow; brother, Bob (Gloria) Wagner; brothers-in-law, Ernest Moline, Harlan (Minnie) Gustafson; sister-in-law, Betty (Bernard) Becker.

Condolences for Glenna Ruth Gustafson
  1. Sam Winchell
    • June 26, 2019 - 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear about your on Kathleen and DeAnn. She lived a wonderful life around family and friends.

  2. Colleen (McKlem) Muller
    • June 26, 2019 - 4 months ago

    My deepest sympathy. I have only fond memories of working with Glenna at Haven House. I have good memories of all our Ithaca days.

  3. Kathy and Terry Hass
    • June 27, 2019 - 4 months ago

    Deepest sympathy to Kathleen and Deanne and families. Cherish all the wonderful memories of your mothers life.

  4. Marletta Patro
    • June 27, 2019 - 4 months ago

    I am Marletta Lynch Patro. Our moms worked forever with each other at Haven House
    I had the pleasure of working with her also. Many happy memories. Blessings to you all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.