Harold J. Glaser
March 31, 1927 ~ July 11, 2014
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.