Vicki S. Gleisberg

Sept. 5, 1952 – July 29, 2022


Vicki Sue Gleisberg of Seward was born Sept. 5, 1952, to Charles “Chuck” and Bess (Hartman) Waterman in Norfolk.

She attended Creighton High School, graduating in 1970. She worked for Protective Fire and Casualty. On July 14, 1984, Vicki was united in marriage to David Gleisberg in Seward.

She was a die-hard Husker fan. She enjoyed going on road trips, going to rodeos, being in nature and spending time at her parents’ farm. She liked to watch ghost and veterinarian shows. She was the best grandma ever and loved spending time with her family. She was a bonus mom to many of her children’s friends.

Vicki passed away July 29, 2022, in Seward at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 24 days.

She is survived by her mother, Bess Waterman of Creighton; husband, David Gleisberg of Seward; children, Lara Eslick of Lincoln, Jason Mahler (Hanna Fitzgerald) of Staplehurst, Sherry (Joshua) Unruh of Blair, John (Darcy) Gleisberg of El Paso, Texas, Jennifer Gleisberg (Tracy Gilman) of Seward, and Michael Gleisberg (Melissa King) of Omaha; grandchildren, Brianna Eslick, Hayden Eslick, Mitchell Eslick, Brandon Eslick, Lexi Bernt, Jaden Mahler, Dylan Bernt, Floyd Gleisberg, L.J. Unruh, Otto Gleisberg and Hunter Mahler; great-grandchild, Brycen Bernt; siblings, Dale Waterman of O’Neill, Mary Kavan of Valparaiso and Bill Waterman of Bradford, Pennsylvania; and beloved pets, Ben, Gemma and Stevie.

Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Charles Waterman, and brother, Lee Waterman.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward with interment at the Seward Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Josh Unruh, Jeff Harding, Travis Rathjen, Shad Rathjen, Justin Schroeder and Landon Winfrey. Condolences may be left for the family online at