Therese M. Glander, age 78, of Cochrane, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Pepin Health and Rehab Center in Pepin, WI. She was born on April 9, 1937, on the family farm in rural Alma, a daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Marking) King. On May 16, 1959, Therese was united in marriage to LeRoy C. “Pee Wee” Glander at St. John Lutheran Church in Alma. To this union, two sons were born. LeRoy preceded Therese in death on July 19, 2001.
She was a longtime receptionist and secretary for Dr. Max O. Bachhuber. Therese also bartended at Judy and Gene’s in Cochrane and enjoyed the comradery with the local patrons.
Therese really enjoyed her time going to the races every week to watch her son, Kevin, race. After the races, Friday night, the weekend would end up at Camp Pee Wee, where friends and family would come to exchange stories and good times. Therese would also work at the races, selling tickets. She will be remembered for her love of the Green Bay Packers, playing cards and for her grandchildren.
Therese is survived by two sons, Terry (Heidi) Glander of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kevin (Betty) Glander of Pepin; three grandchildren Derek, Hailey, and Laura; sister, Judy (Gene) Brownell of Buffalo City; brother, Gerald King of Inver Grove Heights, MN; also by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Besides her parents and husband LeRoy, Therese was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne King.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Alma with Pastor Joel Bacon officiating. Burial will be held on Monday, January 18 at 10:00 AM at Buffalo City Cemetery.