Harold J. Glaser

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Harold J. Glaser, age 87 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. Harold Joseph Glaser was born on March 31, 1927 to John and Clara (Dockendorf) Glaser on the family farm near North Washington IA. He attended school at St. Mary’s School in North Washington. Harold farmed with his father and also worked at Rath Packing Plant and John Deere. Harold was united in marriage to Luella Rings on Oct. 28, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple farmed west of New Hampton until their retirement in 1977. They moved into New Hampton where they have lived ever since. Harold enjoyed farming, saving and planting garden seeds, selling Na-Churs Liquid Fertilizer. He was the top salesman in the nation in 1974. He deeply loved his children and grandchildren. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, where he practiced his deep faith and love of God. National Farms Organization, Chickasaw County Cattlemen’s Association, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Charles City Rock Club. Harold was survived by his children Lambert “Bert” (Pamela) Glaser of Dubuque, IA, Wilbert “Gus” (Carol) Glaser of Chatfield, MN, Zelda (Dennis) Demro of Nashua, IA, Dale (Elaine) Glaser of Ionia, IA, Lester (Wilma) Glaser of New Hampton, IA, Joyce (David) Dryer of Davenport, IA, Gerard (Angela) Glaser of New Hampton, IA; his siblings, Bernard “Barnie” (Fran) Glaser of San Francisco, CA, John Glaser and Priscilla of Phoenix, AZ, Joseph Glaser of New Hampton, Frank Glaser of Waterloo, IA, Vincent Glaser of Alta Vista, IA, Mary Ann (Brian) Valley of Orland Park, IL, Luella (Phil) Jorgensen of Cedar Falls, IA, and Donald Glaser of St. Charles, MN; brother-in-law, Dan Huber of New Hampton; sister-in-law Rose Glaser of Charles City, IA, 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clara Glaser; parents-in-law, Francis and Lornetta Rings; wife, Luella; brother, Paul Glaser; sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Glaser, Lois Glaser; in-laws Roger and Mary Jo Rings, Frances and Art Bohr, and Clarice Glaser.

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  1. Glaser Family, Our sympathy and prayers are extended to your family . Cherish all of the memories you had with your dad, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He has now reached his eternal reward.

  2. My sympathy to Harold’s family. Our families were farm neighbors for many years, and we had some reconnection when my mom was at Linn Haven. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda (Zeien) Schmickle, Kannapolis, NC

  3. To the Glaser Family: My dad, Merle Rochford always enjoyed visiting with Harold and especially appreciated his greeting at Mass when my dad’s vision was so poor he had to be recognized first. Harold voice was always remembered by my dad. I extend my sympathy to all of you as it is not easy missing our father but know he is resting with our Father in heaven! Sharon Trewin

  4. Glaser Family: To extend my sympathies to the family and may his memory remain in your hearts. He has definitely touched many lives! I remember your family from attending schools there in New Hampton.

  5. My prayers and sympathy are with all of Harold’s family. What a “Heaven on Earth” man he was. Many times when I talked with him he would talk about heaven on earth and heaven all the way to heaven. He loved to share his knowledge of how to make things grow – a very giving person. He has been a blessing to many.

  6. Our deepest Sympathy to all of Harold’s family. It was always a pleasure to visit with him. I am sure he is visiting with family and friends in heaven.

  7. To the entire Glaser family- our most heartfelt sympathy. Harold was such a nice man who always had time to chat. May your deep faith in God guide you through these difficult days ahead. Know that your dear father is in heaven walking around and enjoying his reunion with Luella and his family members. God bless each of you. Bill and Linda Flick

  8. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Cletus & Carol Bullerman

  9. Harold was quite the character and always fun to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
    Bob Rausch

  10. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Glaser family. Harold was a very nice man and always enjoyed a good visit. He could talk about anything. He will truly be missed by many. Tom & Irene Frantzen

  11. So sorry for your loss, Glaser Family. Sending prayers of peace and love. Theresa, Jack, Steven and Matthew Williams

  12. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family at this time. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face and much love for those around him.

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