Agnes enjoyed life and everything in it
Agnes Orlene (Eisenbeisz) Glatt, 81, of Spearfish, was called to heaven on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Spearfish. Burial followed Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established to benefit Hospice of the Northern Hills.
Agnes was born to Christ and Lydia (Fischer) Eisenbeisz on Dec. 25, 1932, in Athboy. The youngest of nine children, she grew up on a farm in the Athboy area and graduated High School in Mobridge in 1950. In 1952, Agnes moved to Rapid City to attend beauty school and shortly after returned to Mobridge to work with her sister, Lillian, in a small hair salon; a passion she would pursue for nearly 50 years!
Agnes was united in marriage to Francis “Fritz” Glatt on Sept. 7, 1958, in Trail City. The couple moved frequently due to Fritz’s career with the Farmer’s Home Administration. After living in various locations including Brookings, Atlanta, Ga., Washburn, N.D., Chamberlain and McIntosh over the years, Agnes and family finally settled in Selby in 1978. Establishing roots in Selby, Agnes owned and operated her very own hair salon, “Ag’s Cut ‘n Curl”, out of the basement of their home.
Shortly following Fritz’s passing, Agnes moved one final time to Spearfish in 1989, where she resided for the remainder of her life. She retired from Castlewood Salon in Spearfish in 2001. After retiring, Agnes filled her days actively involved in Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the senior center, as well as volunteered her time at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center.
Agnes filled any free time she had by playing cards (particularly bridge), bowling, dancing, golfing, doing crossword puzzles, enjoying her grandchildren and visiting loved ones. She appreciated her morning walks with neighbors and was always going non-stop, everyday. Anyone who knew Agnes knew how much energy she could bring to a room. Her beautiful sense of humor and bold independence provided the delightful character so many cherished. She enjoyed life and everything in it. She gave generously of her time and love to everyone she knew.
Agnes is survived by her children, Scott (Vicky) Glatt of Whitewood and Kris (Ed) Mitchell of Selby; grandchildren, Bryan (Kyla) Glatt of Sioux Falls, Holly Glatt of Spearfish and Michele Glatt of Sioux Falls; great-grandchild, Carter Glatt; siblings, Martha O’Donell of Spearfish, Clarence Eisenbeisz of Spearfish and Florence Arehart, Spearfish; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, her parents, five sisters and a brother.
A special thank you to Rita Pressler and the Hospice team, the nurses at Edgewood Vista and her neighbors on Washington Street for their gracious love and exceptional care during Agnes’ final days.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish.