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Boersma Funeral Home
Wednesday April 20th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church Wheatfield
Thursday April 21st, 2022

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Nora Rose Venzke

97 year old, Nora Rose Venzke, of DeMotte, formerly of Hammond, passed away April 14, 2022.


On September 1, 1924, Nora was born to Fedric and Anna (Bligh) Glennon in Gary, Indiana. She graduated in 1942, and married the love of her life, Howard Venzke, in Hammond, Indiana, on July 1, 1950. She worked in retail food sales. She was a member of Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church.


Nora is survived by her children: Thomas Venzke, Laurel (Daniel) Guidarelli, Amy (Gary) Venzke-Dobson, Michael (Vicky) Venzke, and Nathan Venzke, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.


Nora was preceded in death by her husband: Howard, and son: John Venzke, and parents: Fedric & Anna, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers.


Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 E. Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022, with Father Michael McKinney officiating. Interment will follow at approximately 12:00 p.m. (noon) Chapel Lawn Cemetery. 



Nora Rose Glennon Venzke was the personification of the title of Aunt. Her 97 years were steeped with wisdom she had gathered from the experience of raising a family of six children with her husband Howard. Loss, bereavement, joy and new life all were woven in the fabric of who this woman became. She, along with her seven siblings were first generation American\'s of Anna and Frederick Glennon who immigrated from Bradford England circa 1903.

In my lifetime, she doated on me as a little boy with generous Aunty smiles and sweet words. Louise my sister and I called her \"Aunt Nonny.\" As I became a man, she shared stories of individuals and family history rich in detail and often laced with content not told me by anyone else. Her ability of near total recall lasted her lifetime.

She celebrated her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whenever we met. Often, she also expressed being blessed with all her nieces and nephews. In the face of adversity, she was composed and armored with a calm Irish wit knowing that most of the storm would pass on its own and then through Devine Providence and Intent she could rest in victory.

She provided those she loved with the ability to love themselves. We all have a Guardian Angel of which she is eminently qualified to be. With profound love and reverence… Kenny

Kenneth Glennon Apr 18 2022 10:08 PM

Such great memories sorry for your loss

John Drux Apr 17 2022 7:54 AM

Mrs. Venzke was my next door neighbor for many years on Lewis Street in Hammond Indiana and was such a sweet and kind woman she left a great impression on me may she rest in peace 🙏

Christina Medrano Apr 17 2022 12:46 AM

I will be forever grateful to Ms Nora for being there for my nephew. She was always so patient and loving. She will be missed by so many

Pam Dougherty Apr 16 2022 11:51 PM

Aunt Nora was an extremely good and kind woman with the patience of Job. Always so easy to talk to, always so warm and pleasant and always so much to say. She was very special to everyone she touched. As the last surviving child of Fredric and Anna Glennon she was the connection point to our ancestors for the entire modern Glennon family. My father / her brother Bill had told me her several siblings expected she would pass early in life as she had bouts of illness. The wonderful person she was earned her the right to prove them all wrong by being the last survivor of the old Toliston Glennon family. She now for certain has the greatest rewards heaven can offer as earned by being so good. God bless her and her family. The wheel keeps turning and takes all of us along. Bobby G.

Bob Glennonb Apr 16 2022 11:34 AM

What a Wonderful Motherly role model! Both for myself and my children. Rest in His gracious arms beloved Mrs. Venzke!

Mary Ellis Apr 15 2022 8:49 PM