David P. GlinsmannJuly 1, 1933 ~ August 8, 2017 (age 84)
David P. Glinsmann 84 of Ravenna, NE died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ravenna. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loup City with Reverend Shawn Kitzing officiating. Burial will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Ashton, NE. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 11 at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Glinsmann family for later designation of their choice.
David Peter Glinsmann was born July 1, 1933 at Sacred Heart Hospital Loup City, NE to Peter Fredrick August and Laura (Obermiller) Glinsmann, he was welcomed home by brother’s Merle, and Ervin and sister Ruby. David was Baptized on August 6, 1933 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession at Haystown south of Ashton, he was then confirmed in 1948 at the same Church. He grew up on a farm near Ashton and attended country school District 26. On August 18, 1968, he married Arlene M. Bockstadter at Grace Lutheran Church in Wood River, NE. They ranched on the Hillside Ranch north of Rockville, NE. David also worked at the sugar beet factory in Grand Island, NE and for Farwell Irrigation. He was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church. He enjoyed working outside; gardening, fencing, chopping thistles and raising cattle. Especially his Longhorn cattle that he started raising in 1977.
David is survived by his wife, Arlene Glinsmann of Ravenna, NE; brother, Alvin and wife, Marian Glinsmann of Rapid City, SD; sisters; Ruby Niederklein of Tobias, NE; Shirley Ficken of Elkhorn, NE; Ethel and husband, Dale Rasmussen of Windsor, CO; sisters-in-law, Virginia Glinsmann of Loup City, NE; Rachael Glinsmann of Ord, NE and Frances Glinsmann of Rockville, NE. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ervin, Merle, Don and Wendell Glinsmann; brothers-in-law, Eugene Ficken and Dallas Niederklein and sister-in-law, Darlyne Glinsmann.