Glennavon M. Reab

May 10, 2019
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10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 Kimball Ave., Waterloo


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


Waterloo Cemetery


Cedar Valley Hospice


Glennavon M. Reab, 84, of Waterloo, Iowa, died at Ravenwood Specialty Care on Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was born July 30, 1934, in Manly, Iowa, daughter of LaVern and Mary Ellen Anderson Scott and graduated from Manly High School.


She married Lester L. Reab, Jr. on June 7, 1953, at the Manly Lutheran Church in Manly. She was a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell before going to the Des Moines Register in 1957. She retired in 1995 as the Northeast Iowa Circulation Manager.


She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (formerly Grace Lutheran Church/Lord of Life Lutheran). Glennavon enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and spending time with her grandchildren.


She is survived by her husband, Les, Waterloo; two sons, Ronald (Shelli) Reab, Hudson, Iowa, and Gary L. (Jane) Reab, Kansas City, Kansas; two daughters, Kathryn (Steve Kayser) Rousselow, Waterloo and Karen L (James) Lindborg, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; nine grandchildren: Kristin (Andy) Ray, Jeff (Molly) Rousselow, Heidi (Shawn) Murtha, Holli (J.J.) Wheeler, Adam Reab, Hayli (Akin Sholotan) Reab, Scott Lindborg, Clark Reab, and Daniel Lindborg; and eight great grandchildren: Kennedy Rousselow, Ellyn & Maisyn Ray, Harper & Hayden Murtha, Hadley Wheeler, and Hayes & Hudsyn Sholotan.


Glennavon is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Willie Scott.

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  1. cheryl dreyer | May 12, 2019

    you are in my thoughts.  i remember spending times with the family, and then to be able to assist in caring for her was a privilege.  sending prayers to all of you.  Cheryl Dreyer


  2. Kim Murphy | May 11, 2019

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family keeping youand your family in my thoughts and prayers during this ddifficult time.  

  3. Lori Curry | May 11, 2019
    So sorry Karen and family prayers for you all. 
  4. Ellen Hanson | May 11, 2019
     Karen my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  How hard to lose her so near Mother's Day.  Let your memories comfort you.
  5. Sherri Koster | May 11, 2019
    Our hearts are hurting for your loss. Glennavon was an amazing woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. ~ Sherri & Rob Koster
  6. Mark & Nell Wendell | May 11, 2019
    Sad for those left behind, glad for Glennavon as she is in a far better place.  We hope that for each of you, your memories of Glennavon give you comfort.

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