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Glenemay Gustavus

July 7, 1924 — September 18, 2022

Glenemay Helen Gustavus, age 98, of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Ripon, WI passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 in Galesburg.

Glenemay was born on July 7, 1924 in Kansas City, MO, daughter of Arthur and Ester (Schauer) Hanneman. She attended elementary school in Luce, MN and graduated from Perham High School also in MN. On June 9, 1945 she married Theodore G. Gustavus in San Diego, CA. Theodore passed away on February 13, 1999. Glenemay was employed and became a supervisor at Ripon Foods, where she worked for 35 years. She was a devoted member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Ripon as well as the Lutheran Women Missionary League. Glenemay loved golfing and especially bowling, and was part of the Women’s Bowling League in Ripon. Most of all she enjoyed traveling and time spent with her family and friends.

Glenemay is survived by her children, Theodore (Elizabeth) Gustavus of Honolulu, Hawaii, Barbara Sanchez of Galesburg, IL, and Ronald (Elvira) Gustavus of Cebu, Philippines; eight grandsons, Theodore, Timothy, Thomas, Martin, Jr., Marcos, Cresencio, Marian and Kevin; nine granddaughters, Faylene, Maria, Norma, Pamela, Jennette, Jennifer, Nancy, Sandra and Mandy; 13 great-grandsons; 15 great-granddaughters; 16 great-great grandsons; ; and a brother, Donald Hanneman of Sparks, NV. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ester Hanneman; her husband, Theodore Gustavus; a daughter, Marilyn Swaggerty; two sisters, Dorothy Gustavus and Lilian Fontaine; and son-in-law, Martin Sanchez.

Visitation for Glenemay will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971, and again from 10:00 until 11:00 am on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 500 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971.

A funeral service for Glenemay will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ripon, with Rev. Bryan Fritsch officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Neenah, WI. Memorials in her name may be directed to the church.
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