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Henry "Hank" Erwin Glawe

Henry "Hank" Erwin Glawe

Hank Glawe was born July 27, 1930 in Sanborn, Iowa to Lawrence and Theresa Haack Glawe. In 1936, the family moved to a farm east of Slayton, MN. Hank grew up on the family farm and graduated from Slayton High School in 1948. On February 19, 1953, Hank enlisted in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge on February 18, 1955, he returned to the family farm. On March 2, 1963, he and Eleanor VanRooyen were married in Pipestone, MN. Following their marriage, they continued farming near Slayton. In 1994, Hank was diagnosed with Churg Strauss Disease. From that point on his health started to decline, but he did not let that slow him down. He continued farming until 2002 when he retired. They remained on the farm until 2004, when they moved to Slayton. Hank and Eleanor enjoyed wintering in Arizona for 15 years. He and Eleanor enjoyed dancing and were members of the Murray Mixers Club for many years. In 2014, Hank moved to the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, MN and passed away there on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the age of 83. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Slayton and served as usher and on various committees. Hank served on the Lime Lake Township Board for 9 years. Hank enjoyed spending time with family, bowling, camping, fishing, shuffle board and dancing. Hank was one of those men that thought work was FUN.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Glawe, daughter, Debbie Petersen and her husband Alan all of Slayton, MN; three grandchildren, Benjamin and Veronique Petersen of Raleigh, NC, Melissa and Nate Schunke and Emily Petersen and Lucas Christoffer all of Slayton, MN; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Lee, Caleb, Isaac Petersen and Aleeyah and Micah Schunke; three sisters, Muriel Veenhuis of Slayton, MN, Virginia Portmann and her husband, Dick of Fergus Falls, MN and Judy Betz and her husband, Leon of Worthington, MN and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Lee Michael Petersen; brother-in-law; Jim Veenhuis and sister-in-law, Helen Blankers and her husband, John.

Memorial services will be at the United Methodist Church in Slayton on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jon Marburger officiating. The organist is Janet Voges. The pianist is Judy Steuck with special music by Bill Steuck and Kim Hintermeister. The honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens in Slayton, MN. Military honors accorded by the Slayton American Legion Post and the Slayton VFW Post.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton from 4-6 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. To send condolences visit