Richard N. Glaza
Richard Nicholas Glaza, 79, Rudolph, a town of Carson native, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Rudolph, with the Rev. Clay Elmhorst officiating. Interment will be at a later date at All Souls Cemetery in Rudolph.
Visitation will be at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, with a rosary prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at www.taylorfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Glaza was born Feb. 5, 1937, in the town of Carson in
Portage County, a son of the late Nicholas and Clara (Lang) Glaza. He attended
Rudolph Elementary School and Rudolph High School.
He was married to Mary Lou Porter June 21, 1958, in Rudolph.
He was a carpenter for Gruetzmacher Construction for many
years before working as a carpenter millwright for Consolidated Paper Inc. for
17 years, retiring in 1996.
He served as a Cub Scout Leader for five years and taught
children through catechism at St. Philips Church in Rudolph.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou; eight
children, Debra (Mark) Kaisersatt, Robert (Teresa) Glaza, Chris (Lynn) Glaza,
Diane (Eric) Bushman, JoAnn (Darin) Zimmerman, Dr. Ted (Matt) Glaza-Guerra,
Duane (Ronelle) Glaza and Sara (Chris) Karnatz; his siblings, Marie (Jerry)
Joosten, Paul (Carol) Glaza, Nick (Patricia) Glaza, Bernadine (Leigh)
Sickinger, Andy (Mary) Glaza, Darlene (Ed) Sayre and Terry (Chris) Groshek; 14
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Hartney
and Angie Lorenzi.