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November 10, 2022

Glennys E. Jelle

Glennys E. Jelle, age 94, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. in Fitchburg, WI. He was born at home in the Town of Primrose on November 16, 1927, the son of Martin and Laura (Tollefson) Jelle.

Glennys attended the Primrose Center School. On December 12, 1948, he was united in marriage to Patricia Disch at the Primrose Lutheran Church. In addition to farming, Glennys had worked for Lutz Surge in Black Earth and Economy Cement in Madison. Glennys and Pat became snowbirds in their later years, wintering in Florida. He was a life-long member of the Primrose Lutheran Church and avid Packers fan.

Glennys is survived by his sons, Keith (Chris), Allen, Ralph (Susan), and Tom (Jane); grandchildren, Denise (Dan) Durst, Brenda (Pam) Jelle, Michael (Katie) Jelle, Michelle Dewing, Scott Jelle, Samantha Jelle, Ryan (Lindsey) Jelle, Robia (Kyle) Jelle, Raylynn (Timothy) Gerber, Alyssa Jelle, and Krista Jelle. He is further survived by twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; another great-grandson on the way; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Art Legler; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Jelle and Merlin and Doris Jelle.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Primrose Lutheran Church, 8770 Ridge Drive, Belleville, WI, with Rev. John Twiton officiating. Burial is in the Primrose East Cemetery. A visitation preceded the funeral service from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Primrose Lutheran Church.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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