Print This Page

March 8, 1928 – Thursday, September 15, 2016

Service Information
St. James Lutheran Church-Howard Lake, MN
Monday, September 19, 2016
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, MN
Sunday, September 18, 2016
4-8 P.M.


Lorren Eugene Glessing was born on March 8, 1928 on the family farm in Victor Township, the son of Henry and Emma (Zech) Glessing. He was the youngest child of their seven children.

A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. He was baptized on April 8, 1928 by Reverend C.G. Seltz and confirmed in his faith on March 29, 1942 by Reverend C.G. Seltz.

Lorren attended Rice Lake School until 7th and 8th grades when he attended St. James Lutheran School. He then attended Howard Lake Public School until the age of 15 when he began to farm full time on the family farm.

On June 9th, 1951 he was united in marriage to Jeanne Wills. Their marriage was blessed with two children Neal and Dawn.

As a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, he served as an usher, an elder and on the Stewardship Board.

Lorren enjoyed every aspect of farming especially his dairy herd. He took great pride in taking care of God’s soil and animals.

In June of 2015, Lorren entered the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Care Center. It was there on September 15, 2016, that he was called to his eternal rest having reached the age of 88 years, 6 months and 7 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Emma Glessing, four brothers Warren, Omar, Howard and Maurice, two sisters, Mabel Sherva and Eva Handrich.

Lorren is survived by his wife Jeanne of Howard Lake; a son: Neal and his wife Marnie of Howard Lake; a daughter: Dawn and her husband Dan Sawatzke of Waverly; grandsons: David Glessing; Andrew (Nicolle) Sawatzke, Joe (Beth) Sawatzke, granddaughters: Jeanne (Justin) Hertzog and Abby Sawatzke and friend Brad Ficker; three great grandchildren: Kayden, Addison and Lachlynn Sawatzke; a sister-in-law: Doris Sovde of Golden Valley; a brothers-in-law: Darrel Wills of Kimball and Lloyd Wills of Eagan; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Lorren Glessing will be held on Monday, September 19th at 2:00 P.M. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate. Interment will follow at the Howard Lake Cemetery.
Nancy Butterfass will be the organist for the funeral service and Pastor Mark Loder will be the soloist.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday evening. Further visitation will be held on Monday, September 19th at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Andrew Sawatzke, Joe Sawatzke, Jeanne Hertzog, Abby Sawatzke, David Glessing and Dan Glessing.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brian and Darlene Yager

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

  2. Dr. Jon and Janis Bathke

    Peace and strength to the Glessing family. While your patriarch is now with his heavenly father, remember to spend time with your earthly family and be thankful for the presence and positive influence that Lorren had in your everyday lives. I am sorry I can’t be there physically for you, Neal, but you understand why. Our family prayers and thoughts are with you during this challenging time. God Bless your entire family!Jon and Janis

  3. Donna Nordstrom

    Thinking of you.


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *