Dorothy E. Glisan

Dorothy E. Glisan, 93, of the Good Samaritan Home, died on Saturday (Jan. 12, 2013) in the home.

She was born on July 22, 1919, in Quincy, a daughter of Anselm and Clara Bockhold Blickhan. She was married to Fred E. Glisan on Nov. 10, 1945, in St. Francis Catholic Church by the Rev. Thomas Rust, OFM. Fred died March 5, 1992.

Dorothy worked as a CNA at the Illinois Veterans Home, and she later worked there as a shopper.

She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Ladies of St. Francis. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by a daughter, Renee J. Dillingham and her husband, Michael of Las Vegas; a grandson, Alex J. Zerkle of Las Vegas; two brothers, Paul (Rita) Blickhan and John (Barb) Blickhan, all of Mendon; and two sisters, Virginia (Paul) Schuering of Quincy and Bernice (Donald) Dittmer of rural Coatsburg. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her husband, Fred, and her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Clarence, Tom and Joseph Blickhan; and two sisters, Rita Blickhan and Emma Brueggman.

SERVICES: A funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

VISITATION: Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday until time of services in the church.

MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to St. Francis Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


Condolences may be expressed online at

Funeral Home

Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18, 2013