Shirley J. Glugla

Shirley J. Glugla
Date of Birth: December 28, 1927
Died on: December 31, 2016

Shirley J. Glugla, 89, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away December 31, 2016.

Shirley Jean (Hoeft) Glugla, daughter of Henry and Hattie (Adler) Hoeft was born December 28, 1927, on her grandparents’ farm near Groton, SD. She passed away December 31, 2016, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, after residing there for 7 ½ years, three days after celebrating her 89th birthday.

Shirley grew up in Stratford, SD. This is where she attended school, graduating May 24, 1946. She attended Northern State College in Aberdeen and then taught country school for two years.

She moved to Wisconsin in 1948, there, she met and married Donald Glugla on June 25, 1949. They moved to Stratford in 1957, and bought the bar which Donald and Shirley owned and operated for 17 ½ years. Donald passed away on December 18, 2001.

They had three children: Ronald (Carol) Glugla of Aberdeen, Tom (Lynette) Glugla of Woodland Park, CO. and Jean (Larry) Lowe of Mansfield, SD; three grandchildren: Michaela Glugla, Michael (Nikki) Glugla and Crystal Glugla-Jenson of Aberdeen; two great-grandchildren: Grace and Jacob Jenson.

Shirley is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers: Leonard Hoeft of Moffat, CO, Harwood Hoeft of California and Allen (Connie) Hoeft of Stratford, SD; sisters: Charlotte Kramp of Florissant, CO, Elaine Curtis of Johnson City, TN, and Pam (Doug) Melton of Florissant, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hattie Hoeft; husband, Donald Glugla; two sisters, Lois Lanphere & Lorraine Willer; and one brother, Henry Hoeft, Jr.

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