Thursday, October 21, 2010

Glenn Rezabek Obituary

I don't check the Anchor Website every day but I did today and found this obituary:

Glenn Roy Rezabek, son of James and Myrtle (Olson) Rezabek, was born February 1, 1923, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He attended grade school in Rutland and graduated from Fort Dodge High School. Following graduation, Glenn attended Fort Dodge Junior College for one year. In March 1943, Glenn was inducted into the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, serving in the European and Pacific Theaters. He was honorably discharged in March 1946. Glenn was united in marriage to Lois LeClair. He was employed in the telephone business in Ruthven for nine years. Glenn entered a partnership with Gus Probst, operating a retail business selling appliances and doing television and radio repair in Ruthven. He moved to Slater, Iowa, where he worked for two years in the telephone business. Glenn then returned to college at Buena Vista and graduated with a teaching degree. Glenn taught chemistry and physics at Northwood High School for 30 years before retiring. Glenn retuned to Palo Alto County after Lois’ death and enjoyed being closer to his brother and sister. Glenn most recently lived in the assisted living apartments in Ruthven. Glenn was very active in the United Methodist Church in Northwood, serving on the financial board. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg after moving here. Glenn enjoyed gardening and took great pride in his gardens. He truly loved education and teaching his students at Northwood. Glenn died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his sister, Marian Meng. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home, Ruthven, Iowa, with Rev. Roger Maize officiating of the United Methodist Church, Ruthven, Iowa. Inurnment was in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven, Iowa, with military graveside rites performed by Ruthven American Legion Post #33. He is survived by his brother, Charles Rezabek, and his wife, Rita of Emmetsburg, Iowa; nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends. Arrangements were made by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home,

So if he came to Northwood in 1961 he was 38 when he got here although he looked older than that at the time. 38 today is just a pup - younger than any of my kids. Age is relative, I guess.

1 comment:

  1. I saw the obit & thought of you. I was going to post it, but you beat me to it. It's funny how old some of the teachers looked to us then. I wonder how old Miss Mellem & especially Miss Tosdal were. She looked ancient.


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