Mary Glassman, 85, Beaver Dam

May 23, 2019 GMT

Mary Jane Glassman, 85, a lifelong resident of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Suffolk, Virginia, on May 20, 2019.

Visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Mission Hall in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, May 28, from 10 to 11:20 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Michael J. Erwin will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. After the cemetery service, there will be a luncheon at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home Community Room.

She was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Beaver Dam, to Victor L. and June (Arndt) Heimerl. In 1951, Mary married Andrew (Tom) Glassman. They were married for 63 years until his passing in 2014. Mary and Tom owned and operated Glassman’s Roofing in Beaver Dam for most of their married lives.


Mary, an avid gardener, spent many hours working in her yard. Mary and her husband Tom wintered in Key West, Florida, where she loved to fish and scuba dive. She spent many happy times with her daughters and sisters. Mary had a special knack with children and had a very special and enduring relationship with her grandchildren. She loved animals, and had a special spot in her heart for her dogs. Mary walked with the Lord her entire life.

Mary was the beloved mother of Dianne (William) Fashun of Beaver Dam, Thomas (Floribeth) Glassman of Naples, Florida, and Judith (David) Delonga of Suffolk, Virginia; grandchildren, Scot (Angela) Fashun, Elizabeth (David) Mahdasian, Sarah (Timothy) Kranz, Jared Glassman and Jazlyn Glassman; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Summer Fashun, Nishan, Alec and Nadya Mahdasian, and Heidi and Natalie Kranz; great-great-grandchildren, Lilly, Tyler and Elijah Fashun; five sisters, Janis (Richard) Mack, Carol (Jim) Sroor, Judy (Ted) Hart, Gloria (Wayne) Slade and Joyce (Joe) Jansma; and two brothers, William (Carolyn) Heimerl and Robert Heimerl. Mary was also a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Norma (Neil) Torti and Audrey (Harry) Braun; two brothers, Francis (Caroline) Heimerl and Victor (Janet) Heimerl; grandparents, Francis and Lydia (Dorman) Heimerl and George and Julia (Thomas) Arndt; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Heimerl, Janet Heimerl, Barbara Ganske, Mary Schears and Betty Garzynski; brothers-in-law, Neil Torti, Harry Braun, Jim Sroor, David Heft, Louie Ganske and Phillip Garzynski; her aunt, Marie Indermuehle; two uncles, Felix (Jeanette) Heimerl and Elmer (Marian) Heimerl; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Dodge County Humane Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.