Gerald W. Glenzer, age 82, of the King Wisconsin Veteran’s Home, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at 12:00pm on Sunday December 9, 2018 for the immediate family. A burial at the Veteran’s cemetery in King, WI will be held at a later date.
Gerald was born on September 19, 1936 in Milwaukee to Pete W. and Arline M. (Zulke) Glenzer. When he was a young boy his family moved to Colby, WI where he was raised and received his education, graduating from Colby high school in 1954. During his Junior and Senior year of high school he was in the naval reserve electronics division 9-11. After high school, Gerald enlisted in the US Navy on October 18, 1954 and served until his honorable discharge on April 30, 1955. Upon his return from service, he worked for a few years with a carnival traveling the country. He was united in marriage to MaryAnn Dvorak and later divorced. Gerald worked as a cement finisher for many years, mainly on highway construction. He later bought his own tractor and trailer and drove for a few years before retiring. During retirement, Gerald enjoyed traveling to local fairs and selling food concessions.
Gerald is survived by his daughter: Lisa M. (Mike) Steltenpohl of Wausau; his son: Gerald S. Glenzer of Spencer; his son-in-law: John Hagen of Loyal; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Jack (Dinah) Holland of Marshfield, Jim Holland of Pittsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughters: Susan A. Glenzer and Pamela A. (Glenzer) Hagen; his parents; his sister Bonnie Dzbinski; and his brother Tom Holland.