Glenna M. Lehrke age 88 of New Germany passed away Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Auburn Home in Waconia.
Funeral Service held Wednesday October 5, 2011 – 11:00 am St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating; visitation Tuesday 5-8 pm and 1 hour prior to the service at the church; prayer service 7:30 pm Tuesday; interment in the church cemetery.
Glenna was born on April 3, 1923 in Camden Township the daughter of Gustav and Lena (Zuehl) Burkowske.
Glenna was baptized on May 6, 1923 and confirmed on March 21, 1937 at St. Mark Lutheran Church. On March 5, 1941 Glenna was united in marriage to Leslie F. Lehrke at St. Mark Lutheran Church by Rev. Theo Rolf.
Glenna loved her family, her sons and grandchildren meant the world to her.
Glenna and Leslie farmed from 1941-1986 and then moved to New Germany in 1988. She was a school cook and did custodial work at Waconia Public Schools and St. Mark Lutheran School from 1957-1970. Glenna wrote the New Germany News for 3 local papers for over 30 years.
Glenna decorated cakes for many occasions, including weddings, confirmations, baptisms, birthdays and she also sold Avon for many years.
She was a faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Aid and Church Choir and was a senior companion for 20 years.
Glenna is preceded in death by her husband Leslie; grandson Chad Lehrke; parents Gustav and Lena Burkowske; brother and sister-in-law Edwin and Lacorda Burkowske; father-in-law and mother-in-law Edward and Clara Lehrke; brothers-in-law Dick Lehrke, Lester “Pete” Lehrke; nephew and niece Elroy and Suzy Burkowske; nephew Russel Harms.
Glenna is survived by her loving family; sons and daugthers-in-law Lynis and Barbara Lehrke of Arlington, Ronald and Karen Lehrke of New Germany, Lyle and Donna Lehrke of New Germany; grandchildren Donna Chan, Danette and Troy Wolbersen, Lisa and Kerry Klaustermeier, Timothy and Eboni Lehrke, Todd and Terry Lehrke, Ty and Kristin Lehrke, Tracy and Scott Johnson, Anita and Tobias Buhr, Nona and Jon Latzig, Audra Lehrke; great-grandchildren Brittany, Meghan, McKenzie, Matthew, Kelsey, Cole, Sabrina, Desiree, Jordyn, Timia, Skylar, Adam, Aaron, Sydney, Cassie, Matthew, Madison, Morgan, Mitchell, Shelby, Mari, Jacoby, Grayson; sisters-in-law Ardis Lehrke of Norwood Young America, Ruth Lehrke of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers Timothy Lehrke, Todd Lehrke, Ty Lehrke, Troy Wolbersen, Kerry Klaustermeier, Scott Johnson, Toby Buhr, Jon Latzig.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com