Alvin H. Glesmann
30 December, 1922 – 4 October, 2020
Alvin Glesmann December 30, 1922 - October 4, 2020 Preceded in death by Wife: Nancy. Brother: Teddy. Sister: Doris Phillips. Step Son: Dan Smith. Survived by Wife: Rosetta Smith. Children: Dee (Doug) Sorenson, Linda (Rick) Dorothy, Jill (Ron) Henderson, Mark (Kim) and Mary Glesmann. Step Children: Connie (Paul) Feauto, Tom (Debbie) Smith. Grandchildren: Adrianne, Natalie, Joshua, Marisa, Bob, Jessica, Ron Kyle, Lindsay, Adam, McKenzie. 4 Step Grandchildren. 37 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild. Sister: Lois Smith. Brother: Arnold. Many Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and friends. Visitation: Wednesday at Mortuary 4- 8 pm. Funeral Service Thursday: 11:00 am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield. Interment: Springfield Cemetery. Memorials suggested to the church.
Wednesday, 7 October , 2020
Thursday, 8 October , 2020
Alvin H. Glesmann
7 October 2020
A lot of people don’t know this but my father loved to build and fly planes. I’m not talking about an actual size plane. In the winter time when he had some extra time on his hands (which wasn’t very often) he would build balsa wood planes on our dining room table. These planes would have a 28 inch wingspan and originally would come rubber powered, meaning they had a rubber band that was attached to the propeller, you would spin it, throw it and it would fly a few feet. But, of course that wasn’t good enough he would replace the rubber band with a gas powered engine. In the spring time he would take us kids outside and fire it up and let it go. We would all pile in the car and drive for miles and miles chasing this plane until it ran out of gas. It was great fun. Except one time, it got caught in the tree at our grandfather’s house, he climbed up in the tree to retrieve it and fell out of the tree. When he got up he just laughed. No one could say that he didn’t have an adventurous side.