Carol K. Gleckler
1947 - 2021
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Carol K. Gleckler

April 17, 1947 - Jan. 5, 2021


Mrs. Carol K. (Sobieralski) Gleckler, 73, passed away following a brief illness at Memorial Hospital at 12:05pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Carol was born to her late parents, Kathleen (Podell) and Leo Sobieralski on April 17, 1947 in South Bend and was a lifelong resident. On June 18, 1968, Carol married the late Terry Brennan and they would eventually have three children. On September 28, 1996 in South Bend, in a ceremony officiated by the late Indiana Governor Joe Kernan, she married the longtime love of her life, Edward L. Gleckler.

Carol had a vivacious and fun-loving spirit, and always enjoyed welcoming friends and family into her home throughout her life. She worked for many years at Dodge Manufacturing and The Whistle Stop. In 1988, Carol and Ed took over the ownership of the landmark Joe's Tavern in South Bend. As a small business owner, she poured her heart and soul into the tavern and its catering operations and took great pride in serving her many loyal customers. Under Carol's guidance, Joe's became THE place to be on Notre Dame football weekends. The food was legendary, and the atmosphere was lively and authentic, all thanks to Carol's vision and hard work. On her rare days off, Carol enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandchildren, and her ever-expanding network of friends. She also made it a priority throughout her life to donate to a number of local charities including St. Margaret's House.

In addition to her husband Ed, those left to cherish her memory are her children, Brian Brennan, Robert Brennan, and Karagh Brennan; her sister, Sandy Andert of South Bend; and two brothers, David (Kathy) Sobieralski of South Bend and Johnny (Ross Mangun) Sobieralski of Indianapolis. She was also blessed with three grandchildren who will miss her greatly, Brooklyn and Samuel Brennan, and Sophie Sweeney; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Kathleen Martin also predeceased her along with her parents.

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, she would want everyone to remain safe and healthy; therefore, a Life Celebration will be held later this year. Cremation is being handled by McGann Hay University Chapel and the American Cremation Society. The family suggests to those wishing to remember Carol by making a memorial donation to consider the Fair Haven Foundation, PO Box 441683, Indianapolis, IN 46244 ( Carol was so grateful for the support given to her family by Fair Haven during a recent family illness.

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Published in South Bend Tribune from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
The town is going to miss its number one hostess. Carol always made people at home at "Joe's." May she rest in peace.
Carl Littrell
January 13, 2021
We were so very saddened to hear the news of Carol’s passing. I first met her first day of our high school years. She was always a very sweet friend and then we later saw her during the fun years of Joe’s Tavern, usually on a Fri before Notre Dame games. Always a great meeting place for lots of friends. We also got to know her 2 sons-Robbie and Brian, and her daughter Karagh-all great kids. She will be greatly missed by all. Our prayers are extended to Carol’s whole family.
Kathy Mitchell
January 11, 2021
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Carol was special and always had a way about her. She treated everyone with respect and friendship. May God Bless her soul and help you and her children cope with this devastating loss.
Darrel Grabner
January 11, 2021
My Condolences to Ed and The Family. Carol’s Great Cooking was Helpful in Maintaining My Waistline. Great Memories as a Member of the ND Knight’s of The Round Table at Joe’s of Her Friendship
Dave and Laurie Gordon
W.David and Laurie Gordon
January 11, 2021
Ed, Brian, Robby, Karagh so sorry to hear of your loss Carol was a wonderful woman and loved to be with her when I worked at Joes. She will be missed a lot. Thoughts are with all of you at this hard time.
Diane Miles
January 11, 2021
Carol and I were classmates at St Joe High. Loved to see her at Joe's over the years. Carol was always a beautiful sweet lady. We will miss her..
Anne Borrow ski Casini
January 10, 2021
Ed, I was surprised and saddened to hear about Carol's passing. I have lots of great memories of times with you two. May you, Brian, Robbie and Karagh have the strength you need during these difficult times. Your memories of her will always keep her in your heart. May she soar with the angels. Until we see each other again, God bless.
Cindy Bodle
January 10, 2021
Very sorry to hear about Carol. She was a sweet, special lady. Please accept my and Cheryl’s sincere condolences. May God grant you and the rest of her family peace.
Terry and Cheryl Crone
Terry Crone
January 10, 2021
Shocked & so sorry to read this today. This Lady was the sweetest & what a very pretty Lady she was. Always pleasant & smiling. Special prayers to you all . The world is less a beautiful soul . "May You Find
Comfort In The Arms Of An Angel."

Evelyn McDaniel-Cesavice
January 10, 2021
Oh Ed. We are so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to know what to say. She was sure one of my Uncle Toms favorites. Let us know if you need anything.
Kevin and Janice.
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