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Orpha J. Glass
Orpha J. Glass, 94, of Marinette, formerly of Porterfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Luther Home.
Born March 12, 1919 in the Town of Pound to Hjalmer and Anna (Nelsen) Hansen, she worked at the Marinette Relief office for four years as a secretary and then at the Chainbelt Defense Plant in Milwaukee as an inspector for machine gun parts during World War II. She later married Frank N. Glass and worked for Marinette County at the Register of Deeds and Emergency Government offices until her retirement in 1985.
Operating a farm for many years, the couple loved animals and the land and she enjoyed making wool quilts and dolls.
She is survived by her children, Barbara (Buck) Melton, Stephen (Barbara) Glass and Connie (Joe) Ball; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank and a sister, Betty Jane Hansen Bizjak.
Friends may call at Luther Home Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 22 from noon until time of a family funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Chaplain Darrel Diers of St. James Lutheran Church will officiate with burial in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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