Glesne, Riley O. 1861 - 1909
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/27/2021 at 22:01:54
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 02 Sept. 1909.
Riley O. Glesne, a son of Ole and Helga Glesne, was born on the farm in Wagner township, Clayton County, on March 29th, 1861, was christened on April 8th following, was instructed in the Christian faith and confirmed on the 18th day of July, 1875, and on the day following confirmation received his first holy communion.
Deceased remained on the farm until about 1889, when he became a clerk in St. Olaf, later on engaging in business at Oelwein. in 1891 he came to Elkader as a member of the firm of Glesne Bros.
He was married on Sept. 20, 1896, to Anna Marie Sophia Boettcher and this union was blessed with four children, two boys and two girls.
A few years ago he commenced to fail in health and gradually grew worse until on Friday morning he peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones, in his 49th year.
He is survived by his faithful companion and children, his aged parents, a sister and three brothers, who mourn the loss of a kind and faithful husband, loving father, dutiful and affectionate son and brother.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the German church, being conducted by Rev. Franke and Rev. Arveson, of St. Olaf, music by the German choir, and were very largely attended by neighbors and friends from far and near.
As a business man he enjoyed the confidence of all. He was a true friend and neighbor and a kind and faithful husband and father and the sorrowing family have the sympathy of all in their great trouble.
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