Kenneth R. Glauser, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away at his home Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Ken was born March 13, 1940. He attended Neeley Elementary School until the 5th grade, when he joined the workforce to help care for his family. He served his country in the US Army, where he received a Good Conduct Medal Expert Rifle Sharpshooter. He also served as a Fire Crewman during his time in the Army.

After serving in the military, Ken married the love of his life, Frances Harriet Glauser. Ken obtained his GED from Lafayette High School He had a very successful career in Insurance Sales for Reserve National Insurance.

Ken enjoyed his hobbies, antiques and collectibles, playing poker, fishing, bowling and making others smile. A joy in his life was being a part of the family at Jesse James Antique Mall.

Ken was a very loving, caring and humorous man. Family was his number one priority; he raised his children, several grandchildren, as well as had a hand with several great-grandchildren.

Ken is survived by: his wife, Frances Harriet (Younger) Glauser; sisters, Shirley Myers and Joyce Glauser; brother, Jack Redmond; sister-in-law, Mary Glauser; daughters, Cynthia (Fox) Bennett, Dina (Nelson) Yager; son, Jerry Nelson (Terri); grandchildren: Amber Fox (Nate), Andrea DeSpain, Ashley "Smashley" DeSpain (Brent), Aaron Coy, Misty Shade, Paden Nelson, Cole Yager, Chris Coy and Jason Shade (Sammy); great-grandchildren: Chloe, Sebastian, Rose, Thomas, Collin, Andrew, David, Brenton, Jerzi, Sawyer, Thomas and Lexi. Ken has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ken was preceded in death by: his mother, Adelia (Beahler) Glauser; granddaughter, Christine Yager; brothers, John and Carl Glauser; and nephew, Carl Wayne Glauser.

Visitation will be 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 3m 2021, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The Service will follow at 4 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held after the service at Eagle's. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

To plant a tree in memory of Kenneth Glauser as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.

Local Videos

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.