We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory
Glaura M. Falk, 94 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation in Beatrice. She was born on November 3, 1927 in Omaha to George and Mildred (Madsen) Harry. Glaura graduated from Cairo High School early in 1944 to move to Portland, Oregon to run a switchboard during war time. She moved back to Grand Island where she went to business college. Glaura then attended Evangelical Free Church School in Chicago, Illinois where she met Rev. Arlyn “Dale” Falk. They moved back to Nebraska and were married on August 9, 1949 in Grand Island. While Dale was serving churches, they lived in Ponca, Peru, Bridgeport and Council Bluffs, Iowa before settling in Omaha and Beatrice. While living in Peru, Glaura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Peru State College. She later earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and while living in Bridgeport, tutored children and taught 2nd grade in the Bridgeport Public Schools from 1966 to 1973. Glaura received a lifetime teaching certificate while substitute teaching for Council Bluffs Public Schools in Iowa. She was member of the First Baptist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a tutor in the literacy program in Omaha and taught Sunday school from 1949 to 2004. Glaura loved teaching children and enjoyed reading and walking.
Glaura is survived by her daughters, Laureen Riedesel and husband Charles of Beatrice, Arlynne Scheinost of Omaha; granddaughters, Aprilla Riedesel, Amerilla Wagoner; great granddaughter, Aunika Wagoner; and sister-in-law, Doris Falk. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rev. Arlyn “Dale” Falk on February 18, 2014; son, Harry Falk; and son-in-law, David Scheinost.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Church of the Brethren near Holmesville with Pastor Mary Beth Tuttle officiating. Interment will be held at 2 PM Thursday in the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Peru. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 PM Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Salem Church Preservation Society in Axtell, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.