Jan. 10, 1942-Jan. 29, 2013
GRANITE FALLS - Services for Edward Glatz, 71, formerly of Fulda will be at 11 a.m. Friday with full military honors at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home Chapel in Granite Falls. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls.
He died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Clarkfield, as a resident of the Care Center.
Edward Leonard Glatz was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Tyler, to Fred and Pearl (Sheets) Glatz.
Edward grew up and attended school in Tyler before enlisting in the United States Navy at the age of 17.
He completed basic training at Detroit Lakes, Mich., and was stationed in Norfolk, Va., and Davisville, R.I., on the USS Shadwell. Edward operated amphibian "mike" boats during the Cuban Missile Crisis and did a Mediterranean tour near Greece. He received his honorable discharge in February of 1963.
On April 23, 1962, Edward was united in marriage to Lorraine Chatleain at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Franklin. To this union six children were born. They lived in Luverne while Edward worked at IBP Meat Packing.
Edward lived in Ellsworth and Russell before moving to Fulda in is retirement years.
He enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Spending time with his friends at Norm's in Fulda traveling around the country also gave him great joy. Edward wanted to spend this past summer at Dutch Charlie and it was many of the items on his "bucket list" he was able to complete.
Survivors include his children: Deb (and Loren) Swenson of Granite Falls; Avis (and Jody) Betz of Sioux Falls; Eddie (and Pamela) Glatz of Knoxville, Tenn.; Pam (and Andy) Iverson of Granite Falls; Michael (and Jamie) Glatz of Arkansas; Jamie Glatz of Storden-Jeffers; sisters: Winnie (and Gene) Hanson of North Hills, Calif.; Opal Thompsen of Cottage Grove; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Fred and Pearl.