Everett Glienke

Everett W. Glienke, 87, of Webb died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Webb. Burial will follow in Garfield Township Cemetery in Webb. Visitation will take place Friday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Webb. Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements. 

Everett was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Alta the son of William Herman and Emma (Langner) Glienke. He grew up on a farm north of Storm Lake and graduated from Truesdale High School.

Everett met his future wife at the Cobblestone in Storm Lake. On March 4, 1951, Everett was united in marriage to Vera Marie Ogden at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Bovey, Minn. To this union, five children were born. The couple made their home in Storm Lake, while he worked for DeKalb Seed.

Everett served in the National Guard. He was honorably discharged in 1951.

In 1953, the family moved to a farm southwest of Webb, where Everett farmed for nine years. Everett worked in various jobs over the years, including the Kent Feed Service for five years, delivered Winnebagos and drove truck making trips to Alaska and New York, Spencer Foods for four years and Eaton Corporation in Spencer for 16 years. Everett retired in 1998.

After retirement, Everett had much more time to do some of his favorite things. He loved the fishing trips with Tom Gibson, dancing with Vera, golfing, bowling and gardening. Everett and Vera enjoyed lake life at Lost Island Lake for many years with family and friends. Everett will be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to talk to anyone and everyone.

Everett was a member Concordia Lutheran Church in Webb. He also served as chief of the Webb Fire Department in the 1960s.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Vera Glienke of Webb; children: Kathy (Kev) Koskovich of Correctionville; Kenny (Penny) Glienke of Webb; Carolyn Gibson of Sioux Rapids; Dave (Sue) Glienke of Greenville; Bill (Merry) Glienke of Boone; grandchildren: Kristian (Heather) Andersen, Nathan (Teresa) Andersen, Lisa (Kevin) Day, Kalvin (Kelli Jo) Glienke, Jodi (Dave Singh) Gibson, Mary (Will) Smith, Katie Gibson, Kristie Nielsen, Cheyenne Lax, Will Glienke, Waylon Glienke, Weston Glienke; step-grandchildren: Holly (Rod) Brown and Russell Koskovich; great-grandchildren: Colton, Brady, Devin, Morgan, Marshall, Tatum, Payton and Logan, Allison, Camie, Emma, Carter, Justina, Aleah, Carson and Millie; step-great-grandchildren: Haley B., Cheyanne, Haley F. and Makenzie.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Tom Gibson; and three sisters: Evelyn Hinkeldey, Marion Colgan and Gladys Welmerling.