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Marie T. Glaus

Marie T. Glaus

Marie Theresa Gilles-Glaus put on her walking shoes and finished her walk home to Heaven on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

 Marie was born October 1, 1931, in Plum City to Louisa (Roth) and Paul Gilles. She was the 12th of 13 children. Her family lived on a farm on the East Hill of Plum City until moving into town.

Marie attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from Plum City High School in 1949. During high school, she was a telephone operator for the phone company in Plum City. Following graduation Marie went to live with her sister, Mildred, in St. Paul, where she got a job at Marquette Bank in Minneapolis. She later worked as an aide at the Plum City Hospital. Marie became engaged to James Glaus, and they were married on January 30, 1951, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plum City. They later divorced.

Marie was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. During her retirement years, Marie took on the job of cleaning St. John’s Catholic Church and School. She also volunteered at the Plum City Care Center, and for many years was a member of the American Legion Post Auxiliary.

Marie was gifted with many creative talents that she shared with her family over the years. She was an amazing cook and baker of all things sweet. Marie made Halloween costumes for her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, embroidering dish towels and sewing. She liked doing crossword puzzles. She learned how to play piano by ear. Marie enjoyed listening to music, and Christmas was her favorite time of year. Sometimes you could catch her playing Christmas music in the summer. Marie enjoyed walking in any kind of weather, and only God knows how many miles she walked around Plum City.

In 2014, Marie became a resident at the Plum City Care Center following her hip injury and surgery. She was active playing bingo, bowling, and bean bags. She loved music programs and was even a part of the drum group. But where she really shined was playing Name That Tune. She was almost never stumped coming up with the song title. The family is thankful that Marie was taken care of so well at the Plum City Care Center. The family extends a huge thank you and appreciation to all of the staff for their wonderful care, kindness and generosity to Marie.

Marie is survived by her eight children: Sharry (Rodger) Kivi, JoAnn (Bill) Weldon, Patty (Mark) Sweeney, Todd (Gwen), Kris (Don) Anibas, Mike (Lisa), Annette and Melissa. She is survived by 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Jeanette Sass and Eva Storm. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Leon, Robert, Melvin, Marvin, Arnold and sisters Mildred, Rosella, Dorothy (Sister Roberta), Viola and Phyllis.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Marie’s name to the Plum City Care Center and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.



    My prayers and sympathy to Marie's family. My dad was Marie's Uncle George. My memories of Marie are of running around and playing when we were little girls and we still lived at Plum City. And in later years as a gracious hostess at the family picnics that we sometimes got to. My prayers are with you as you lay her to her final rest tomorrow.

  2. Ron and Darlene Halverson

    Our deepest sympathy to the Glaus family.

  3. timothy aitken

    Marie Glaus was a very Special Aunt to me and my Family she will be missed Dearly , I always will remember her for her Smile and Love of family. God Gained a ANGEL . Prayers to the Family ,

  4. Rita (Kannel) Petty

    Dear Ones,
    Marie I will remember in HS as a cheerleader. I did not figure out we were 2nd cousins until years later The happy and good memories will be there for as they are the " Legacy of Love". Distance keeps us away but it does not erase happy times. God Bless

  5. Brad Gilles

    I will truly miss my Aunt Marie. She had a blessed life and loving kids. I will always remember the Sunday dinners at there house or our. Yes Chris I will once again say I am sorry for breaking yourcollerbone,,,,,,, All the good times her, my mom and dad had at the apts. I will remember forever. She can now truly rest in peace at the side of her heavenly father....

  6. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Glaus Families during this time!!

  7. Paul and Amanda Glaus

    To Emily, Will, Noah and all of your family,

    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Joanne Hewitt

    Sending sympathy to Marie's family. She was a sweet lady. It was very nice to see the her at the Care Center and the love and fun times shared with her family. Always keep the good memories close to your heart.

  9. Dan and Nadine Kannel

    So sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and praying for you all. Knowing that she is at peace is a comfort.

  10. Jan Langhans

    Sincere sympathy to Marie's family especially Sharry, Rodger, Angie and Jen. May God give you peace and comfort.

  11. Perry Glaus

    Even though I will not be able to be there because I am in Arizona, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  12. Kristine Polzer

    Thinking of you in the loss of your beloved mother. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

  13. Barb Steenerson

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jim and Marie were such good friends with my parents. I know the last few years have been a pretty rough road for Marie.

  14. Karla Clare

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Marie's family, my deepest sympathy to you all

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