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2013-01-03 / Obituaries

Edna Reuther Gloyna

December 10, 1921 - December 25, 2012

Edna (Reuther) Gloyna was born on December 10, 1921 in Lincoln, Texas to William & Augusta (Pratho) Reuther. She was baptized on March 12, 1922 and confirmed on April 5, 1936 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lincoln by Rev. William Mueller. Her confirmation verse was Isaiah 54:10, “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee”. Edna was united in marriage to Erwin Gloyna on December 23, 1945 by Rev. William Mueller at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Gary. After their marriage, Edna & Erwin moved to Houston where they owned and operated their own home construction business. While they were in Houston, she was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Mark Lutheran Church where she served as a member of the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday school. After Erwin retired, they moved back to Giddings where she enjoyed her flowers and gardening.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Erwin on March 19, 2005; seven sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Shirley Gloyna of Sugar Land; her grandson, Christopher Gloyna of Sugar Land; her sister, Bernice Saegert of Lexington; two sistersin law, Alice Pratho of Houston and Evelyn Gloyna of Houston; brother-in-law, Norbert Gloyna of Houston as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Mrs. Gloyna passed away shortly after midnight on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at her home in Giddings.

Serving as pallbearers were Donald Emery, James Saegert, Richard Reuther, Darrell Reuther, Don Pratho and Jimmie Lehmann.

Memorials may be made to the Forward in Faith Fund at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Grimes, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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