1933 Loretta 2021

Loretta Glowacki

February 22, 1933 — February 22, 2021

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta M. Glowacki, 88, will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 15th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Inurnment will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is Friday, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport; with a rosary recited at 6:00p.m. There will be additional visitation prior to mass from 10:00a.m.-to-11:00a.m. at church. Memorials may be made to the Kahl Home.

Lorretta passed away on Monday, December 16, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born the daughter of Leo and Margaret Brophy, Loretta grew up as the 8th of nine children in Riverside, Iowa. She graduated secretarial school at AIC in Davenport, taking her first job at Royal Typewriter, afterwards holding other office management positions. Her skills were then applied in volunteering for Catholic Service Board (Kahl Home, Cinderella’s Cellar), Medical Axillary, and Holy Family School. Her secretarial shorthand skills were used to keep Christmas gift lists a mystery to her kids for years.

She met the love of her life, and married Dr. Vincent “Jerry” Glowacki, MD on a blind date. They were engaged within months and married soon after, recently celebrating their 63rd anniversary. They traveled the world together and loved sharing stories of their adventures. When at home, they enjoyed the Glowacki breakfasts, going to the Symphony and Theater productions.

Enjoying tennis and playing bridge with friends, she was also a loyal fan in the stands; not only for each of her kids’/grandkids’ sports and activities, but also for the Iowa Hawkeyes. She maintained a love of cooking, often using vegetables from her own garden; and baking cookies and pies.

Remembered for her smile and generosity, she believed in people, especially her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; and their children; David (Elaine) Glowacki, Madison, WI, Susan (Mark) McClure, St. Louis, MO, Dr. Carol Glowacki, Philadelphia, PA, Patricia (Charles) Burns, Nashua, NH, and Dr. Richard (Jennifer) Glowacki, West Des Moines; ten grandchildren; her sister, Rose Pederson, Iowa City, and brothers- and sisters-in-law Patricia Brophy, Columbus Junction, IA, and Bill and Sharon Glowacki, and Don and Sandy Glowacki, all of Davenport, IA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. Jean Glowacki and siblings, Frank Brophy, Agnes Murphy, Dorothy Burke, Therese Werthman, Edward Brophy, Martin Brophy, and John Brophy.

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Service Schedule

Visitation

Friday, January 14, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Rosary

Friday, January 14, 2022

Starts at 6:00pm

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Additional Visitation

Saturday, January 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

4097 18th St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00am

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

4097 18th St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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