Dale Glasener, age 87, of Herbster, Wis. passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn, Wis. He was born February 26, 1924 in Waterloo, Iowa, to George L. and Lucy (Platt) Glasener, the third of six children.
Dale grew up in Iowa and farmed there until 1955, at which time he relocated to Herbster, Wis. where he spent the rest of his years. Dale ran the Glasener Orchard from 1955 until 1998 but thereafter, remained tied to the land and trees he loved. Dale worked hard but also played hard. He loved his life in Wis. hence work and play often merged one into another. While in Herbster, Dale was actively involved in his community including the Fire Department, the Clover Town Board, the Community Club, the Archery Club and also acted as the boy's softball coach. Besides hiking in the north woods, he enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, archery and tinkering with his vehicles. He was a shrewd dominos player. Dale never married, but made a home with his sister Alice and they have supported each other throughout the years.
He is survived by 3 sisters, Marjorie Stark Charleston, Ill., Ann (Gene) Hultman Hudson, Iowa, Alice Glasener Herbster, a sister-in-law, Natalie Glasener Hudson, Iowa, as well as 11 nieces and nephews, best friend Ruel, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Hattie and a brother Bill.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cornucopia, Wis. with Pastor Larry Jorstad officiating. Visitation was held from 10:00 11:00 AM, Wednesday at the church. Spring inurnment will take place in the Herbster Community Cemetery. To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit www.bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
The family requests no flowers but would direct any memorials to Regional Hospice of Ashland, Wis. the Community Club of Herbster, the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cornucopia or the Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn.