Jeannette Gloege, age 75 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Michael Kaluza will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8p.m. on Tuesday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at the Funeral Home from 9-10a.m. Interment will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in St. Thomas. There is limited capacity at the funeral home and the church. Masks and distancing required.
Jeanette was born in New Prague on September 7, 1945 to Leo & Margaret (Muggli) Sullivan. She grew up in St. Thomas and graduated from Belle Plaine High School. On August 29th, 1970 she married Kirk Gloege at St Thomas Catholic Church. Jeanette worked in administration for Scott County in various roles over the years. She also loved working at Canterbury Downs for over 25 years as a mutual teller.
If you knew Jeannette, you know that she was always on the go. She loved to bowl, play bar bingo, shop at Kohl’s and she went to mass and Annie’s for coffee daily. She was very active in politics and was an avid volunteer as well as being very involved in the community of Belle Plaine. Jeanette took great pride in being on the St Patrick’s day committee and participating in the St Patricks Days events annually, volunteering at the annual Bar B Days celebration and all of the activities at the OLP Church, just to name a few of the many organizations she generously donated her time to. She was rarely seen without her sidekick Stretchy and more than anything she loved being Grandma. Kirk and Jeanette raised their two children Heidi and Casey in Belle Plaine and later on in life we reunited with son Ric. Jeanette was very proud of her children but even more proud of her six grandchildren, Carter and Jack (Heidi), Cash (Casey) and Nicolas, Ryan and Marysa (Ric).
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo & Mag, sister & brother in law Mary Kay & Donnie Halloran, and brother Pat.
Jeanette is survived by her husband, Kirk,
Children, Casey Gloege (fiancé Michelle Kelly) of Des Moines,
Heidi Piche (special friend, William Miller) of Maple Plain,
and Ric Loomis,
Grandchildren, Carter & Jack Piche, Cash Gloege, Nicolas, Ryan & Marysa Loomis.
Siblings, Joan (Bob) Hartmann, Terry (Sandy) Sullivan, Theresa “Tilly” Sullivan and Dan Sullivan, sister in law Mona Sullivan, many nieces & nephews.
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