Glenda Jean Hillman Stoldt


May 31, 1934 – October 13, 2017

Glenda peacefully passed away in the early morning of October 13, 2017 with her children by her side.  She was 83 years old.  Glenda will joyously join her husband of 66 years, Ernie, in heaven.   She was a great wife, mother, and a tremendous caregiver to all those that needed her.

Glenda loved crafting, crocheting, and making things for those she loved.  She never missed watching Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune shows.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and putting together picture puzzles.  And, she really liked watching old movies and old western TV shows like Bonanza and The Virginian.

Glenda was born to Glen Richard Hillman and Maxine Young Hillman in Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 31, 1934.  Glenda married Ernest John Stoldt on August 5, 1951, and they had 5 children.  As a wife of a career military man, she travelled the country and part of the world with 5 children in hand.

After Ernie retired, he moved his family to Manville, Wyoming where they lived for the next 10 years.  For over 30 years, Glenda and Ernie spent their summers in a cabin high in the Rocky Mountains near White Pine, Colorado.  In the winter months, they got great pleasure from their time in the high desert near Carrizozo, New Mexico.  Glenda was a proud member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and has now joined the church triumphant.

Glenda is survived by son Vince (Barbara), daughters Cheryll (Chip) Graves, Lil (Stan) Graves, Jocelyn (Glenn) Fischer, 11 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernie, her brother Glen Richard Hillman, Jr., her son Glen, and 2 grandsons (Steve and Kevin).

A celebration of her 83 years of life will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Canon City, Colorado at 10:30 a.m. on October 16, 2017.

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