Beatrice Glass Tinderholt

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Beatrice "Bea" Glass Tinderholt

 

 

Beatrice “Bea” Glass Tinderholt, age 88, of Fort Atkinson, IA, died on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah, IA.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Nick March on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson.

Interment was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Bea’s grandchildren, Dawn Schwebke, Casey McKone, Madison McKone, Daniel Lensing, Heather Lensing, Hannah Lensing, Samantha Glass, Jaimie Lea Glass, Alexandria Glass and Zackary Glass.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Fuenral Home, Chekal Chapel, Fort Atkinson.

Beatrice “Bea” Otilia (Krivacek) Glass Tinderholt was born on December 21, 1925 the daughter of William F. and Otilia (Martinek) Krivacek in Fort Atkinson, Iowa. 

Bea attended St. John’s Catholic School and Fort Atkinson High School. 

She worked as a clerk at Huber’s Store and as a bookkeeper for Croatt Implement in Fort Atkinson.

Bea attended college at Iowa State in Ames for bookkeeping.

Bea married Paul R. Glass on June 27, 1949 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. 

Bea also worked in the laundry department at Aase Haugen Nursing Home for several years, retiring in 1987. 

Bea married Albert Tinderholt on May 6, 1994 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon, Iowa.

She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the Ladies Guild and the National Catholic Society of Foresters. 

Bea enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and feeding and watching the birds, and above all, spending time with her grandchildren. 

Bea is survived by her five children: Richard (Brenda) Glass  Oelwein, IA; Patti (Walt) Bielefeld, Decorah, IA; Connie (Jim) McKone, Fort Atkinson, IA; Jackie (Ivan) Lensing, Fort Atkinson, IA; and Robert Glass, Fort Atkinson, IA. Ten grandchildren:  Dawn (Doug) Schwebke, Casey (Jessica) McKone, Madison McKone, Daniel (fiancé Ashley Gaines) Lensing, Heather (fiancé Tyler Jepsen) Lensing, Hannah Lensing, Samantha Glass, Jaimie Lea Glass, Alexandria Glass and Zackary Glass. Two great grandchildren: Marcus (Sarah) Scigliano and Angel Jarnigen.  Two great great grandchildren: Lizzamarie & Aiden Scigliano. Three sisters: Margaret (Serenus) Elsbernd, Fort Atkinson, IA; Corina (Ronnie) Scholbrock, Hazel Green, WI; and Alice (Marvin) Phillips, Fort Atkinson, IA. Sister-in-law: Vi Krivacek, Fort Atkinson, IA, as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents: William and Otilia (Martinek) Krivacek.  Her first husband: Paul Glass on Jan. 8, 1990.  Her second husband: Albert Tinderholt on Jan. 10, 2007.  Two brothers: Art (Christine) Krivachek and Sonny Krivacek.       35u35

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