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Dianne M Glaus

Dianne M Glaus

Dianne Marie Glaus

Dianne died peacefully at home on January 8, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.  

Dianne was born January 15, 1953 in Durand, where she continued to live, marry, raise her three boys, and work. Dianne married the love of her life, Rod Glaus, February 24, 1973 at the Lima Catholic Church. They made their home on Highway 10 milking cows for many years. Dianne worked for the Durand High School as a library aide, teacher aide, and then head secretary. She retired after serving 33 years in the district.

Dianne was known for being a hard worker. If she wasn’t at work, you could find her cleaning her already meticulously tidy home, raking and mowing the lawn across the field at Glaus Brothers Incorporated, and tending to her flowers and garden.

She enjoyed many years of camping and fishing trips with her family, along with warm-weather vacations. Dianne was always up for a beer at the hunting cabin or a weekend in Jim Falls alongside her sons and grandchildren. In her brief retirement, she was able to travel south with Rod for part of the winter to enjoy the sunshine; walks on the beach with their dog, Dusty; and good food.

Dianne is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rod; sons Brad (Miranda), Tim (Marci), and Jeff (Beth); her siblings, Ken; Lyle (Jean); John (Karen); Charles (Pauline); Kathy (Ben); Alice (Mike); Carolyn (David); and five grandchildren, Jaidyn, Wesley, Fredrick, Sylvie, and Alex. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Lorretta Kothbauer.  

Services

Graveside Services and Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 12, 2021. More details will follow as we get closer to June 12, 2021.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association, and any gifts of money will be donated: https://www.alz.org/.

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

Condolences

  1. Jill Bundy Anderson

    My Deepest Sympathy to all, such a sweet, kindhearted lady.. Sending hugs and prayers for peace and comfort.

  2. Loretta Rowe

    I was blessed to meet a wonderful person an prayers for the family. Loo j

  3. Bruce King

    My condolences to the family for your loss

  4. Barry & Dawn Terpstra

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Barry and I both have wonderful memories of working with Dianne. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.

  5. Carol hunter

    My deepest sympathies to all of your family. My prayers go out to you .

  6. Lucas and Heather Weissinger

    So sorry for your loss. Dianne was such a caring and kind person. Hope all of those wonderful memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Our and thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Steve and Kathy Dahl

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Both of us worked with Dianne at school for many years. She was wonderful at her job, very kind and friendly and had a fun sense of humor. A wonderful woman.

  8. Paula Cooper

    Please accept my sympathies of your loss of Mrs. Glaus. She was part of school faculty who was inclusive and that did make a difference at DHS while I attended. Her kindness, smile, and likely sense of humor went a long way. I am sorry for your loss. Paula (Butler) Cooper

  9. Christi Ferrara

    Glaus Family,
    I am so sad to hear of Dianne's passing. I worked with Dianne at Durand High School for 10 years--she was one of my favorite people there and was always so kind.
    Christi Ferrara

  10. Denise Fetzer

    Rod and boys,
    I'm sending my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife and mother. I always remember getting together as kids with the Kothbauer families. Good times. So sorry for your loss.

  11. Bonnie Gibson

    My deepest sympathy to Rod and family

  12. Steve & Wendy Schofield

    Rod
    Wendy and I are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
    May God comfort all of you in this sad time.

  13. Gina

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  14. Gay Hurlburt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful lady she was!

  15. Richard and Janine Endl

    We want to wish Rod and his family our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss.

  16. Joe and Jan Drier

    So very sorry to hear of Dianne's passing. She was such a wonderful person! Sending our Sympathy to all her Family and Friends!

  17. LAURA Boese

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Diane, she was such a wonderful gal! I will miss seeing her at the store! Hugs to you all!

  18. Don and Vicki Asher

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Dianne's genuine caring personality will always be remembered.

  19. Bobbi Sedlmayr

    I worked with Diane and she was always so friendly and helpful when needed.
    I send the family my heartfelt sympathy.
    Bobbi Sedlmayr

  20. Vicki & Mike Weiss

    Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Glaus and Kothbauer families. We will hold close the memories.

  21. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for loss very pleasant person

  22. Steve and Kathy Dahl

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Both of us worked with Dianne at school for many years. She was wonderful at her job, very kind and friendly and had a fun sense of humor. A wonderful woman.

  23. Patty Pfeilsticker

    Rod, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Jon & Patty Pfeilsticker

  24. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Sympathy to the Glaus families. Will keep you in our prayers

  25. Jenny Tulip

    I will never forget the kindness of Dianne. Always enjoyed seeing her at school whenever popping in. My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne and her family.

  26. Bob and Lori Krings

    Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  27. Roger poeschel

    Very sorry for your loss, May the many happy memories help console you in this difficult time. Diane was a kind and compassionate person.

  28. Julie & Tim Hoffman

    To the Glaus and Kothbauer families. Oh what a sad day. We are so sorry for your loss, we have many special memories of Dianne. We will keep them close to our heart. Prayers are being sent your way.

  29. marge binkowski

    Very sorry for your loss Rod and family. Sincere sympathy . Marge and Tony Binkowski

  30. Bob and Mary Zika

    Dianne will be sadly missed...thoughts and prayers are with you!

  31. Brad and Michelle Olsen

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers...

  32. John & Mary Ausman

    we are sorry to hear of my cousin's passing. We send our sympathies and love to Dianne's family at this sad time. We have many fond memories of times spent together.

  33. Tim Carlisle

    Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family

  34. Karl and Milly Goethel

    Our deepest sympathies to Dianne’s family. So sorry to hear the news. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Dianne.

  35. Pat Hovland

    My deepest sympathy to Diannes family. She was always a ray of sunshine and such a caring lady.

  36. LORET RETZLOFF

    Sorry for your loss.

  37. Paul and Sue Hoch

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.gaka

  38. Kelly Silberhorn

    My condolences to Rod and boys. And the rest of the glaus families..

  39. Diane Mack

    So sorry for all of you and your loss. 2021 has not started out to be a very happy year for many of us. Many hugs, prayers, and love to you all.

  40. Donald Bauer

    What a wonderful person. Always a smile when I came in in the morning.

  41. Dick and Kaye Norrish

    Diane you will be missed, we enjoyed your laughter and ability to shake dice in Canada. Also, your wonder cooking abilities. Always a smile on your face and a kind word no matter what. God gained an angel.

  42. Pat and Al Baier

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are sent to Rod and his family.

  43. Pat Petrie / Kurth

    My condolences to the Glaus family. Diane was a very special gal--always so friendly!! May she rest in peace!

  44. Floyd and Marge Briggs

    Our deepest sympathy to Rod and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers.

  45. William Wolf

    So sad tpo hear about my cousin. Even though I hadn't seen her in years. I have found memories of Diane.c

  46. Terry & Sharie Weisenbeck

    Our sincere sympathy to the Glaus family. Diane was a very kind and caring person. Hoping your memories of Diane will bring you comfort and peace.

  47. Paula

    To the Glaus family I'm so sorry for the lost of diane she was a nice person I remember when she would help mr Clair with the library she was a very nice person my.thoughts go out to the family

  48. Rick & Estella Bauer

    Rod & Family. Our deepest sympathy in your loss. She was a great neighbor and we shared many happy memories with you and Diane. Our prayers are with you.
    Rick & Estella Bauer

  49. Christine

    My deepest sympathies to Rod, the boys and all family. Dianne was so beautiful inside and out. The kindest soul. Prayers and love to you all.

  50. Deb Case

    Condolences and prayers for Dianne and her family.

  51. Donna Jones

    Our deep sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all......she was indeed a special mom to you Brad, Tim and Jeff. She was always smiling! As years went by I would see her at the high school and she always had time to chat and catch me up on your lives. May your Faith and memories be sources of comfort to you. She is at Peace, always in your hearts.

  52. Jack & Carole Komro

    Our deepest sympathy to all family on Dianes death. Another angel in heaven,Prayers for her and Rod and her family,

  53. Jim & Linda Bauer

    Dear Rod and Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. May wonderful memories bring you comfort.
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  54. Msgr. Jeff Burrill

    My heart-felt condolences and prayers to the Glaus family!

    In the Risen Lord,

    Msgr. Jeff Burrill

  55. Don and Jane Rahman

    Diane was a marvelous person! Durand Schools (and even more, her family) were blessed to have her! Best wishes, Rod and boys....

  56. EDWARD NELSON

    We are sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you!

  57. Randy & Audrey Richardson

    So sorry to hear about Diane's passing. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  58. David Bauer

    We are so sorry to hear about Dianne. She was such a nice Lady, I (Pat) worked with her at school. You all have our Sympathy.
    Dave and Pat Bauer

  59. Nick and Sue Sperger

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Diane was a wonderful person. She will be missed.

  60. LuAnn Hayden

    My deepest sympathies to Dianne's entire family and all her friends. She was such a caring and kind person. I was lucky to have known her. Prayers and hugs to you all!

    LuAnn Hayden

  61. Jan and Dick Bates

    Rod and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Dianne. You are in our hearts and prayers. Dick and Jan

  62. LuAnn Hayden

    My deepest sympathies to Dianne's entire family and all her friends. She was such a caring and kind person. I was lucky to have known her. Prayers and hugs to you all!

    LuAnn Hayden

  63. Linda Talford

    Very sorry for your loss. Dianne was a wonderful person and always had time to chat. May the memories made over the years carry you through the days ahead.

  64. Ed and Vicky Biederman

    Rod and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  65. Gary and Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to Rod and your family and all extended family’s. Dianne was a wonderful person. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.mahu

  66. Maralyn Anderson

    My heart hurts for all of Dianne's family. She was my partner in crime the years we worked together - such great memories! She was a gem! Hugs and prayers!

  67. Donna Karshbaum

    We are So Sorry for Your Loss, God Bless You All, Diane Was a Wonderful and a Great Lady, She Will be Greatly Missed ❤️❤️❤️

  68. Trudi and Jody Lane

    So sorry to hear of Diane's passing. She was a beautiful woman with a wonderful family. I know she'll be missed. Hugs and prayers to all.

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