John Glen Cashman

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John Glen Cashman, age 90 of Elma, IA passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Colonial Manor in Elma. John Glen was born on April 11, 1924 to John and Emma (Huber) Cashman in Elma, Iowa. He attended Immaculate Conception Academy and graduated from Elma Public School. Upon graduating, Glen engaged in farming with his parents and later was a DeKalb seed corn salesman. On June 9, 1951 Glen was united in marriage to Donna Hughes at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, IA. The couple made their home in rural Chickasaw County where they raised their four children, Bill, Tim, Michelle and Dan. Glen was a proud, supportive father and grandfather. When younger Glen loved playing and coaching softball, dancing to Big Band music and has always been an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and golfing. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Conception Church of Elma, Riceville and Elma Country Clubs and was on the board of Colonial Manor of Elma. Glen is survived by his wife of 63 years, Donna of Alta Vista, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild: Bill (Sharon) Cashman of Waverly, IA, Ann, Molly, John and Sarah, Drs. Tim (Joyce) Cashman, Juliana of Santa Theresa, NM, Michelle (Randy) Till of La Motte, IA, Kyler, Justin, Trevor (Jessica) and Gabe, Brent and Colby, Dan (Deb) Cashman of Urbandale, IA, Kelsey and Katie and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Emma Cashman, brother and sister-law, Neil and Joan Cashman, Others include in-laws Jake and Ginny Bergen, William Hughes, Marta Hughes, nephews, Mike and Neil Cashman and niece, Sara Nibaur Baughman. The family wishes to thank the staff at Colonial Manor of Elma for the wonderful care they gave Glen.

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  1. To the Cashman Family! You have my deepest sympathy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I really enjoyed my visits with Glenn when I would stop to see Maria Woods. He always had a story or two to tell me ! He will be greatly missed!

  2. Donna, Bill, Tim, Michelle , Dan and family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss,of Glenn. I feel very privileged to have known you all from years ago and have many fond memories of being a rural neighbor. Sending prayers.

    Sheryl(Tolliver) Ostlund

  3. Hi Donna and family,
    Just wanted you to know I’m praying for you and your family.
    You have my deepest sympathies.

    Donna (maiden name: Meirick, was Donna Tieskotter) Bodensteiner
    Clear Lake, IA

  4. Hi Donna, I am so sorry to hear the news of Glen’s passing. I have so many memories of both you and Glen from my cemetery mowing days. You were both so kind and helpful when I was struggling to keep the old mowers running in the hot July and August weather. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.

  5. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness. God has another special angel in heaven.

  6. I remember Glen from his farming days when he was a member of Joe Rosonke’s threshing ring. He always had interesting stories. In the earlier days, before using his John Deere tractor, he also had a nice team of horses to pull his rack. He was a great guy!

  7. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2)

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