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Helen M. Glodt

Helen Glodt squareHelen M. Glodt, 80, Pierre, and formerly of Hoven, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Pierre. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hoven, with Father William Osborn and Father Kevin Doyle, concelebrants. Interment was Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Gettysburg. Organist was Alice Simon. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Choir and Greg and DeeAnn Glodt sang. Offertory gift bearers were Vince and Marcia Beaner and Rosella Horner. Helen’s granddaughters placed the pall on her casket and Desiree Hericks was lector. Mass server was Isaac Kaiser.
Helen Marie Meis, daughter of Regina (Heck) and Joseph A. Meis, was born at Blunt on Dec. 12, 1932. In 1935, her family relocated to a farm NE of Gettysburg. Helen attended Gettysburg Public School all 12 years. She married James Wesley Potts, Jr. at Gettysburg on Dec. 28, 1950. James was a casualty in the Korean Conflict, giving his life on Sept. 4, 1951. One son, Gary, was born to James and Helen. Helen married Francis “Fritz” Glodt at Gettysburg on May 25, 1953. They first lived in Gettysburg where Helen worked as a secretary at Gettysburg School. In February 1963, Montana Dakota Utilities relocated Fritz and the family to Hettinger, ND. The family was transferred in August 1966 to Hoven. Helen worked as the Hoven School secretary until she took the secretary position at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She retired from there in 1998 after 25 years of service. Fritz died on Oct. 12, 2007. Helen relocated to Pierre August 2012.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, St. Anthony’s Altar Society, and the American Legion Auxiliary in both Hoven and Gettysburg. She was a past president of the Gettysburg VFW Auxiliary. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, camping, crocheting afghans, and doing jigsaw puzzles. In addition to her secretary jobs, Helen’s seamstress abilities also allowed her to take on many sewing jobs in Hettinger and Hoven.
Helen is survived by three sons: Gary (DeeAnn) Glodt of Upton, WY; Dan (Noreen) Glodt of Hoven; and Randy (Bonnie) Glodt of Pierre, SD; two daughters: Jeanine McClure of Gettysburg and Deb (Dan) Hericks of Omaha, one sister Rosella Horner of Toronto, SD; 13 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren; and her special friend and neighbor, Marcia Beaner of Hoven
She was preceded in death by her father on Oct. 5, 2003, her mother in October 2000, both husbands, two brothers (one in infancy), one sister, and one son-in-law (Steve McClure).
Honorary bearers are the Hoven American Legion Auxiliary and Helen’s Birthday Club.
Helen’s grandsons served as casketbearers.
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Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements.

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