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December 30, 1959 – Friday, December 23, 2016

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, January 7, 2017
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
January 7, 2017
9:00 A.M. – 11 A.M.

John Richard Glawe, age 56 of Buffalo, MN passed away on December 23, 2016 at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud. Memorial service will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo with a visitation two hours prior to services at the church on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

John was born on December 30, 1959 in Jackson, MN to John F. and Sharon (Wieland) Glawe. He was baptized on February 7, 1960 at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson, MN by Rev. Albert Malberg. John was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township, McLeod County, Glencoe, MN by Rev. Kuske. John graduated from Glencoe High School and attended Alexandria Technical College studying Diesel Mechanics. On October 24, 1981 he married Susanne Steffer at United Methodist Church in Arlington, MN. John worked as a diesel engine operator for the power plant in Glencoe. John was a member of the Glencoe Fire Department for 8 years and was also a Cub Scout leader.

John and Sue moved to Alexandria, MN in 1992 where he worked as a maintenance supervisor at Alexandria Extrusion, then as a machine builder at ITW Hartland. John furthered his education by attending Alexandria Technical College studying Supervisory Management. He and Sue attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria where John served as a trustee and was a member of the church choir. In 2009, they moved to Buffalo where John worked as an electrician at Loram Maintenance of Way in Hamel, MN.

John enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, camping and traveling to Costa Rica, Belize, Hawaii, Florida, and his favorite destination, French Polynesia . He also traveled on cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean.

Survived by his wife, Sue Glawe; children, Jeremy (Jessica) Glawe and Katie (Steve) Flint; grandchildren, Callie and McKenna Glawe; parents, John and Sharon Glawe; sisters, Julie (Mark) Miller and Nancy (Mark) Fonfara and several nieces and nephews.

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Les and Chell Uecker

    Sue and family, we were so sorry to hear about John. He will be missed and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Les and Chell Uecker

  2. Pat and Dick Norquist

    Sharon, John and family;
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Erica Carlson

    Sue, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss today. I don’t have the right words. Just want you to know that I am here for you.

  4. Sue King

    Sue I am so sorry to hear about John. You are in my prayers.

  5. Diane and Mark Jahnke

    Sue, and family; We are so sorry to hear about John. Know you are in our prayers.

  6. Brad & Cheri Timm

    Sue and family; We have many fond memories of time spent together with you. Sorry for your loss. We pray God’s comfort to you.

  7. Caroyle Foshaug

    So sorry to hear of John. My prayers are with you and the family. I just read the obit in the Alex paper and it is so hard to believe. He was such a super guy. I miss seeing you, Sue. Please take care of yourself. Thoughts are with you in the difficult time. Sending love and hugs. Caroyle

  8. Caroyle Foshaug

    Sue and family, I just heard the news of John’s passing and want you to know I am sending prayers and hugs to you. I met John only a few times and those times I knew what a special guy he was. Am so sorry to hear this and hope you and the family know you are in our prayers. Take care Sue and sending our love.

  9. sherrie lindner

    I am so sorry for your loss. It would be nice if someone contacted John’s first born son Brandons Lindner. My address is p.o. box 33, Garrison MN 56450

  10. Cindy Thiele

    Sue and family; Just want to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I read John’s obit in the Echo Press. I’m glad you shared it with the Alexandria community as there are many people I’m sure who remember you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Claudia Bursch

    Dear Sue and family,
    I read about the death of your husband in the Alexandria paper and felt so very sad. I’m not sure if you remember me, but we worked at the middle school together many years ago. I am so sorry for your loss…I can not imagine how this feels. I pray that all the wonderful memories that you have together will bring you comfort and in time, peace.


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