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Richard H. "Shorty" Glawe

Obituary for Richard H. "Shorty" Glawe

April 3, 1931 - March 22, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 85


Richard H. "Shorty" Glawe, age 85, of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Fox Lake, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Cary on May 3, 1931, the son of Charles H. and Amelia (nee Benhart) Glawe. On December 1, 1951, he married the love of his life, Delores E. Fiene at St. Paul, in Mount Prospect, IL. Richard was very active in the church, a lifetime member of the VFW in Woodstock, and a proud Memorial Day parade Marshall. He was a "do-er" and a great handyman. Richard was a connoisseur of John Deere collectables and a proud owner of a 1937 John Deere. He enjoyed square dancing, bowling, and pinochle, but most of all he loved his family and being a grandfather.

Richard is survived by his wife of 65 years, Delores; and their children, Marla K. (Jeffrey S.) Foerster of McHenry, Warren R. (Brenda G.) Glawe of Johnsburg; grandchildren, Benjamin (Sylvia) Foerster, Eryn Glawe, Meghan (Brian) Laine, Jaison (Nicole) Glawe; great-grandchildren, Hailey Laine, Randall Laine, William Foerster; sister-in-law, Frieda Oehlenking; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Amelia Glawe, Violet, Edna, Carl; and two baby twin brothers.

Visitation will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10:00am until time of service at 11:00am at Zion Lutheran Church, 4206 W Elm St, McHenry. Interment will be at McHenry County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard's name may be made to VFW Post 5040, 201 Main St, Woodstock, IL 60098, Paradise Park, 16 Lilac Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020, or Zion Lutheran Music Ministry, 4206 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050.

For more information visit or contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063.

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