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