Vincent P. Glaser

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Vincent “Vinny” P. Glaser, age 84, of Alta Vista, Iowa passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Colonial Manor in Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Alta Vista with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Vincent “Vinny” Peter Glaser was born September 5, 1935 to John and Claire (Dockendorf) Glaser on the family farm in North Washington. After completing his education, Vinny began his lifelong farming career. He was united in marriage to Lois Zeien on February 1, 1956 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista. The couple farmed near Ionia, Iowa and later moved to the Chickasaw County Home where Vinny farmed and Lois cooked for four years. They moved to their present farm near Alta Vista in 1966. Vinny was a Nature’s Fertilizer and Epley’s Seed Company. Vinny and Lois were united as one for 54 years. Vinny enjoyed farming, his cattle and his cat, “Dipstick.” He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Vinny is survived by his son, Keith “Hammer” (Suezen) Glaser, of Alta Vista; one granddaughter, Bethany Glaser, of Alta Vista; siblings, Barney Glaser of San Fransisco, CA, Joe Glaser of New Hampton, Frank Glaser of Evansdale, IA, MaryAnn Valley of Oakland Park, IL, Luella Jorngensen of Cedar Falls, IA and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois in 2010; son, Dean Glaser; one grandson, Michael Glaser; siblings, Margaret Zubrod, Elizabeth Huber, Harold Glaser, John Glaser, Paul “Bobby” Glaser, and Donald Glaser.

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  1. I assisted in caring for Vinny while he was living at Colonial Manor. We connected very quickly. He became like a second grandpa to me in a short time. If I was having a bad day I went and seen Vinny, where he always greeted me with a smile and after talking hed always tell me everything would be alright, and it honestly felt amazing to hear it coming from him. We connected on many levels, especially about farming and cattle. He always loved my videos and pictures of the cattle we have. Videos of riding in the tractors or just even walking through a pasture he always loved it. He will forever have a special place in my heart. Another man gone far to soon.

  2. Vinny was such a great man with always a smile to greet you. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. May his memories console you in the days ahead. Jeanne and David Roder


  4. Allen Zubrod I worked for Vinny in my younger days. The one thing that stands out in my memories is he could always make a person laugh no matter the problems we were facing at any particular moment. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are on the way to the family of Vinny Glazer. During each of the Dockendorf family reunions over the years, Vinny’s sense of humor made the day so much for all of us. Rest in peace Cousin Vinny and heaven will be a happier place with you there! We will miss Vinny and pray for comfort for his family. Your cousins, Myrna, Bob, Vern and Carol (Ben Dockendorf Family)

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the Glaser family. He was a hard working person who loved his family and neighbors. JoAnn Paulus and family

  7. Prayers of sympathy to all family and extended family members. Hammer, “I never knew your Dad, but many have said how humorous he was, so I know you must be much like him.” Keep those special memories close in your heart forever. May God be with you and your family at this time of sadness and wrap you in his arms to comfort you.

  8. The photo of Uncle Vinnie really sums him up. I will always remember his cheerful smile and personality to go with it. I know he really missed Lois when she passed and we will miss him now, too. I pray the Lord will comfort all his family and extended family, especially Kieth. Bernie and Teri Huber PO Box 163; Kamiah, Idaho 83536

  9. Keith and family. So very sad to hear about your Dad’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry and Cheri Zubrod

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