Services for Melvin J. Glaser, 78, Ottawa were April 8, 2000 at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Military services and burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City.
Mr. Glaser died Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at his home.
He was born April 6, 1921, in Centropolis, the son of Herbert Luther and Lottie Bell (Gibson) Glaser. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1940, and attended Pittsburg State University.
Mr. Glaser served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which he moved to Phoenix. He owned and operated the Glaser Construction Co. and taught carpenter apprentice school in Phoenix, and also was a city structural building inspector.
He joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and received an honorable discharge in 1978. He moved to a farm near Overbrook in 1987.
Mr. Glaser was a member of the St. John's Evangelical Reformed Church and Lloyd Beaton American Legion Post No. 228, both of Baldwin City; the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phoenix; and a carpenter's union.
He married Isabelle Moss on Dec. 31, 1988, in Phoenix. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Eldon, Phoenix; four daughters, Glea Glaser and Melissa Malachesen, both of Phoenix, Gail Alexander, Oklahoma City, and Maureen Glaser, California; a sister, Vera B. Dahlman, Tucson, Ariz.; two stepsisters, Naomi Gastrock, Seattle, and Marie Gilliland, Baldwin City; seven grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66006.