Wallace Waldine Glantz: 1923-2005


Wallace Waldine Glantz died April 10, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig from complications resulting from injuries sustained in an auto accident on March 2, 2005. He was 81.

Wallace Waldine Glantz was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Seward, Neb., to William Wallace and Dora Elimia (Nolde) Glantz.

Glantz was raised in Seward and graduated from high school in Lincoln, Neb. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in many places. He married Velma Smith, and they adopted three children. They had been married for 25 years when Velma died in 1969. He later married Marietta Boisvert Thompson, and they resided in Craig and Grand Junction. Glantz was in the construction business and also served as building inspector for the city of Craig for a time. He enjoyed cooking, building things, having social events and entertaining.

Glantz is survived by his wife, Marietta Glantz of Craig; daughter, Rebecca Glantz of Denver; sons Leland Glantz of Boonsboro, Md., and Timothy Glantz; seven grandchildren; step-daughter, JoAnn (David) Hunt of Littleton; stepson, Jerry (Sue) Thompson of Craig; step-grandchildren Scott and Chris Hunt, Pam Thompson, Penny Rose and Tia Shaw; and sisters Betty Bartlett of Escondido, Calif., Shirley Enz of Naples, Fla., and Lill Gabelhouse of Lincoln.

Glantz was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held April 16, 2005, at Grant Mortuary Chapel in Craig, with Pastor Brian Haynes, VFW Post 4265, and Yampa Lodge No. 88 AF & AM officiating.

The organist was Elaine DeuPree, and the soloist was Gretchen Hayes.

Selections were "Look To The Rainbow," and "Prayer Of St. Francis."

Honorary pallbearers were "all Wally's family and his many friends."

Memorial donations may be made to The Memorial Hospital Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary.

Services were concluded at the mortuary.

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