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Gertrude E. "Gert" Glotzbach, 88 of Alexandria died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Miller's Merry Manor, Tipton, after an extended illness.
Gert was born in Tipton on March 26, 1929, and was the daughter of William and Hilda (Peters) Gall. She was a graduate of the St. Joseph Academy, Tipton. On May 26, 1951, she married Ed Glotzbach in Tipton. She was previously employed at Delco Remy-Anderson for a time and retired later after many years as a homemaker.
Gert was a member of the Church of St. Mary, Alexandria. She always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crocheting and canning and gardening.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kathy (Jim) Broyles and Donna (Iseral) Flatford; brothers, John (Emma) Gall and Tom (Rita) Gall; sister, Mary Sutton, and sister-in-law, Virginia Gall.
Also surviving are her grandchildren, Angela Jackson, Nathan Patz, Emily (Derek) Blue, Jacob Flatford and Mason Flatford; great-grandchildren, Julie, Gary, Kim and Vanessa; great-great-grandchildren, Stephi, Angel and Alex, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed Glotzbach; daughter, Joan Jordan; son-in-law, David Jordan; brothers, Joe Gall and Edward Gall; and sisters, Helen Plumer and Laura Gall.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary, Alexandria, with Fr. Dan Duff as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Tipton. Friends may call at the Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday at the church. A Rosary Service will be held Tuesday at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Mary's Building Fund, 820 W. Madison, Alexandria, IN 46001, or in care of the funeral home.
Gert's family wishes to extend their appreciation to Miller's Merry Manor for the thoughtful and compassionate care of their mother and grandmother.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Gert and her family during this time.
For additional obituary information and online condolences visit: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.
Published on February 17, 2018
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