MEREDITH D. GLASGOW, 82 SCALES MOUND - Meredith D. Glasgow, 82, of Scales Mound, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Dubuque, with his family by his side. Meredith was born on February 26, 1931 near Apple River, Illinois, the son of Foster D. and Alberta (Cook) Glasgow. He graduated from Scales Mound High School and on February 24, 1951, he married Verna Harris at the Scales Mound Presbyterian Church. Meredith was a lifetime farmer. He was also employed at the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department from 1968 to 1986 retiring as lieutenant. He later worked for nine years for the Jo Daviess County Maintenance Dept. He was a member of the Scales Mound Lions Club and BPOE Lodge # 882 of Galena. Meredith was a huge Nascar fan and enjoyed the RFD TV station. A very important part of his life was time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his trips to Scales Mound for morning coffee and watching for the baby calves in the spring. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Verna, a daughter, Diana (Don) Bagby and son Michael of Dubuque, Iowa; a son, David (Patti) Glasgow of Scales Mound and children, Amber (friend Brandon), Brooke & (Chris) Mezo, and Blake Glasgow (friend Amanda), and granddaughter, Brittani Redfearn (friend Jon), seven great grandchildren, a brother, Gordon Glasgow of Scales Mound, and a sister, Lorraine Gaude' of Dubuque, Iowa, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Deborah Redfearn, a granddaughter, Tracy Glasgow, a brother, Foster Glasgow and a sister-in-law, Bev Glasgow. Meredith's family would like to thank Dr. Vandigo and Paula, Dr. Ringold, Dr. Moore, Hospice of Dubuque especially Ann, and the staff at Heritage Manor for their compassionate care. Also to the many friends and family who visited him and gave him rides. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Scales Mound United Methodist Church, with Pastor James Friesen and the Rev. Patricia Allen-Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Scales Mound Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Miller & Steinke Funeral Home in Scales Mound and after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on Apr. 21, 2013