Norma J. Glassbrenner, 90 of Plainview, died at Heritage Health of Litchfield on Friday, November 29, 2019, at 1:22 p.m. She was born on August 18, 1929, in Fieldon, IL to Charles Narup and Catherine (Mossman) Narup. She married Fred E. Glassbrenner on January 10, 1953, in Fieldon, IL. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1986.
She worked for the Ben Franklin Store in Bunker Hill for many years before her retirement in 2002. Norma was a 1947 graduate of Jersey Community High School.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Steve) Bender of Williamsville, Patti Updike of Saint Charles, MO, Ann (John) Hilderbrand of Alton, Ralph (Paula) Glassbrenner of Plainview, and Paul (Beth) Glassbrenner of Plainview; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Becker of Fishers, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; brothers, Leonard Narup and Jerome Narup; and sisters, Vernetia Gullicksrud, Irene Erwin, Vera Dunham, Rosalie East Hughes and Loretta Linenfelser.
Visitation services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be at St. Denis Cemetery, Shipman. Memorials are suggested to HSHS Hospice or 5 A’s Animal Shelter in Alton. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.