Obituaries


Gary Glisczinski, 59, rural Henderson

2/22/2018

Gary Glisczinski, age 59, of rural Henderson, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 19.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Father Sam Perez and Father Brian Lynch will officiate.  
Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23.
Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Faxon Township.
Gary was born to Frank and Billie Jo (Menden) Glisczinski in New Prague on Sept. 12, 1958. He was the oldest of five children.  He graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1977. Gary was self-employed. On Aug. 10, 1985, Gary was united in marriage to Barbara Fahey at Our lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine. This marriage was blessed with five children.  
Gary was a member of the St. John’s Assumption Church.  He enjoyed playing broomball, baseball, softball, darts, bingo, cards and spending time with his grandchildren.  His other passion was farming and tending to his cattle.  
Gary is survived by his wife Barb;  children, Brianna Glisczinski (special friend Richard) of Ellsworth, Wis., Britney (Don) Lingl of Willmar, Dan Glisczinski of Henderson,  Katie Glisczinski of Henderson, and Paul Glisczinski (special friend Gabrielle) of Henderson; grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Leah, Skye, Gavin, Lily and Tayson; parents, Frank and Billie Jo Glisczinski of Belle Plaine; siblings, Sue (Gary) Schmitz of Belle Plaine, Laurie (Keith) Pattison of Willmar, Mark Glisczinski of Henderson, and Nancy (Tom) Pexa of Heidelberg; father-in- law and mother-in-law, Bob and Sue Fahey of Belle Plaine; brothers-in-law, Brian (LeAnn) Fahey of Belle Plaine and Steve Fahey of Arden Hills; many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents; aunts; uncles; and other relatives.

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Ordell A. Bressler, 87, Gaylord

2/22/2018

Ordell A. Bressler, age 87, of Gaylord, passed away at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Rev. Deborah Dawson will officiate.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time at the church on Friday, Feb. 23.
Interment will be in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Ordell was born to George and Elsie (Brede) Borchert in Round Grove Township, McLeod County on April 11, 1930.  She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed as a youth. On Sept. 14, 1947, she married Vernon Sprengeler and they were blessed with a daughter, Vanna. They shared 21 years of marriage until Vernon passed away in 1969. On March 7, 1970, Ordell married Glenn Bressler and they shared 23 years of marriage until he passed away in 1993.
Ordell was blessed with four grandchildren and she loved the “Grandma” weekends they spent together. She and Glenn loved making them deep fried shrimp among other treats as well. She cherished the time she spent with her daughter and her family. Ordell had a huge heart for animals especially cats and dogs. She enjoyed her career as a cook at a variety of places and listening to polka and old country western music. She fondly remembered the country western music trip she and Glenn took to Nashville as well as their trips to local casinos.
Ordell is survived by her son-in-law, Kraig Knacke of New Auburn; grandchildren, Troy (Sheila) Knacke of Gaylord, Michelle (David) Rischmiller of New Auburn, Clint (Michelle) Knacke of Minnetrista, and Mindy Knacke (Dean Lemke) of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Larissa (Ben), Claire, Tory, Ty, Brooke, Kayla, and Lexi Lemke; her first great-great grandchild due March 2018; step-children, Tony (Helen) Bressler, James (Kris) Bressler, and Wanda Rosenwinkle; sisters-in-law, Audrey Borchert, Lyla Smith, Delores Bressler, Colleen Bressler, Glenda Effertz, and Mavis Grimmelman (Roger); and many other relatives and friends.   
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Vanna; husbands, Vernon and Glenn; brother, Duane Borchert; brothers-in-law, Bob Smith, Herman Bressler, Ronald Bressler, and Jack Effertz.

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