In Memory of

John Glunz

Full Name: Winfred E. Glunz
Date of Birth: August 28, 1931
Date of Death: June 30, 2018
July 5, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:
July 5, 2018 - 12:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown

Lewistown- Winfred “John” Glunz, 86, of Lewistown, formerly of Henry, passed away at 8:30 AM Saturday June 30, 2018 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born August 28, 1931 in Hopewell Twp.; Marshall County, IL; the son of Louis and Eva (Welch) Glunz. He married Ann Marchesi on November 22, 1952. She survives along with their children, John (Deb) Glunz of Pekin, Roxane Hartle of Lewistown, Paula (Marty) Pickrel of Lewistown, Glenda (Bob) Ziegler of Cary, and Bill (Tony Linder) Glunz of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two sisters, Beverly Wyatt and Norma (Jesse) Whited both of Lacon, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and one great grandson.

John enlisted in the Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. He barbered for over 50 years and was frequently heard saying there was never a day he didn’t want to go to work. He enjoyed reading, vegetable gardening, fishing, watching college basketball, Jeopardy, and the St. Louis Cardinals. There was nothing he valued more than family, and he looked forward to their frequent gatherings that always included plenty of food, a large dose of good natured teasing and several games of cards. To him, family was everything. To his family, he was everything.

Services will be held at 12:00 Noon Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown, where visitation will be held two hours prior to services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To view John’s life tribute video or to send condolences visit

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From: Gerald & Janet RhodesJul 1 2018 4:08PM
We are so sorry for your loss.
From: Tom, Dana Ford Brian and ValerieJul 1 2018 5:01PM
So sorry to learn of John's passing.  He will be missed by many. Super fellow who knew no enemies. May he rest in God's palace.
From: Theresa (Downs) RoscettiJul 1 2018 11:44PM
I’ve just lost another member of my family with the passing of John.  He was such a part of our childhood.  My heart aches for all of you.  I hope to come by the house Wednesday to pay my respects.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  
From: Leslie OhnsteinJul 2 2018 9:09AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I'm so very sorry for your loss. Hoping that fond memories soon replace your grief.
From: Nathan and Melyssa GlunzJul 2 2018 10:40AM
Grandpa was so loved.  He will be missed every single day.  
From: Janet MannJul 2 2018 1:54PM
Thoughts and prayers for all. Butternut Roxane, here if you need to talk.
From: Karen StutesJul 2 2018 8:33PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you.
From: Patti MillerJul 3 2018 11:07AM
Well, another part of our childhood memories are gone. So sorry for the loss of John. I think your  family is one of the last true originals of our neighborhood that is still there. We will miss him .
From: Shelly Behrens ( Welker )Jul 3 2018 11:25PM
Heaven has gained an amazing man!  There are so many fond memories of our Dad’s sitting at the picnic table eating popcorn and enjoy a beer or two.  You can bet they are sitting there together again chatting away talking about all of us and saying how proud they are of us all.

In the coming days when the days are long and the memories fill your heart and flood your eyes grieve if you have to but not for too long cause John would not want you too . He would want you to tend to the garden, enjoy family and friends and enjoy all the simple things in life. He taught me so much growing up and my life will forever be touched by his kindness, gentleness and love for everyone.  

You are all in my thoughts and prayers-
Love The ole neighbor girl - Shelly

From: Craig & Paula McLaughlinJul 4 2018 8:37PM
So sorry to hear of Johns passing. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers
From: Teresa and Tom ProsserJul 5 2018 10:01AM
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts are with you.

Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: Craig W. MillerJul 5 2018 5:28PM
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful person and a credit to our community.
From: Cindy (Harn) HeatonJul 6 2018 12:53PM
Roxane, Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.  A lot of fond memories of sleep overs at your house when we were in grade school.          
From: Dennis & RhondaJul 17 2018 3:21PM
Thoughts & Prayer are with the family , so sorry for your loss …….
From: Shirley IrwinAug 21 2018 3:58PM
John, just wanted you to know (albeit so long after the fact) that I sympathize with your loss. You were so lucky to have had your dad for as long as you did. Keep your happy memories of him close to hour heart. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family.

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