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DR. GLEN H. ASSELMEIER

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Dr. Glen H. Asselmeier Dr. Glen H. Asselmeier passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at age 85. Glen was born Feb. 14, 1927, to Herbert and Draga (nee Mueller) Asselmeier. He was born in Valmeyer, a very small town in southern Illinois, just south and across the river from St. Louis, Mo. Glen was a World War II Veteran serving in the US Army from 1945 to 1947, and a Korean War Veteran serving in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1953. Glen resided in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for the past 48 years. Glen graduated from Valmeyer High School in 1945. He was drafted June 1945 and spent 17 weeks in infantry training and two years in Germany obtaining the rank of staff sergeant. After his service in the military, he entered Southern Illinois University and graduated in 1951. Glen was recalled for the Korean War and served 22 months at Scott Field near St. Louis as a sergeant major in the Headquarters Air Training Command. Glen's military service allowed him to pursue a career in medicine under the GI Bill of Rights. He later graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School (1957). He took his surgery training at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois. Glen was one of five founding physicians of the Glen Ellyn Clinic in the 1960s, which in 1999 became the DuPage Medical Group and now includes more than 300 MDs. Glen is survived by his wife, Carolyn (nee Faisst), whom he married on Aug. 28, 1954. Glen was the loving father of Gail (Teesdale), Dr. Marc (Carol), Pamela (Lisa Krieshok) and Dr. Scott (Mary). Glen raised his children to work hard, help others and enjoy life. His children have gone into medicine, law and psychotherapy. Glen has eight dearly loved grandchildren, Scott (Rebekah) and Katharine Teesdale, Carrie and Charlie Asselmeier, Emily, Max and Gibson Asselmeier and Amelia Krieshok. Glen is also survived by one sister, Gail Beckman, living in St. Louis, MO; and three cherished nephews and a niece, Marty (Norma), Walter and Christopher Beckman and Rachel (Larry) Bourneuf. Glen was a friend to all that sought his company and a father figure to many. Glen loved to spend time with friends over a friendly (and sometimes competitive) game of cards and golf. Many will remember Glen's companionship and generosity on outings to Blackhawks & Bears games. He was a trusted, capable and calm medical advisor to family, friends, neighbors and of course, his patients. Glen's mother taught him to play a mean game of gin rummy and poker which he passed on to his kids and grandkids. He passed peacefully at home with family around him. Glen fought a valiant fight against leukemia over the last eight years and showed great courage to those who accompanied him during his battle. Glen will be greatly missed by all. Donations can be made to the DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund (www.dmgcharitablefund.org) and to CNS Home Health & Hospice (www.cnshomehealth.org). A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave. at 2 p.m. A shuttle service will be available from the DuPage Medical Group's east parking lot at 430 Pennsylvania Ave., beginning at 1 p.m. to the church as parking is very limited near the church. A celebration of Glen's life will follow after the service at Glen Oak Country Club, 21 W 451 Hill Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. (Leave ample time to get to the church as Glenbard West H.S. football traffic will be heavy in the area.) For more information, please refer to the Leonard Funeral Home website (www.leonardmemorialhome.com) or call 630-469-0032.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 6, 2012
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