MORTON - Glenn A. Stieglitz, 79, of Morton passed away and went home to be with the Lord at 5:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 1, 1935, in Morton to Henry Adam and Kathryn (Waldbeser) Stieglitz. He married Wilma Bluhm on July 31, 1955.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma Stieglitz of Morton; three children, Glenn (Kris) Stieglitz Jr. of Farmington and Jennifer Birkey and Bill (Sally) Stieglitz, both of Morton; eight grandchildren, Amber Birkey, Tyler Birkey, Kali (Rajohn) Kitt, Erin (Jordan) Magana, Troy Stieglitz (fiancee, Amanda Bucher), Sarah (Justin) Zimmerman, Cody Stieglitz and Andy (Julie) Goin; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Verla Leman of Roanoke.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Ila Jean Kaiser, Eunice Hufford and Ella Marie Bartlemay.
Glenn served with the United States Navy Reserves for 10 years.
He worked as a bricklayer for Sam J. Getz for 18 years. He then worked as a carpenter for three years for Koehl Construction and last at N. Zobrist & Sons, retiring in 1997 after 25 years of service.
He was a member of Grace Church and Kennel Lake Sportsman's Club, both of Morton, and Carpenters Local 183 in Peoria. He served with the Morton Fire Department and was a former captain of the Rescue Squad. Glenn was part of the Leaves & Beans Coffee Group in Morton.
The family would like to give special thanks to Quarshay Isaboke, Brittany Zander and Jordan Powley, the aides who helped take care of Glenn at home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 28, 2014, at Grace Church in Morton, with Pastor Glyn Knight officiating. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to South Side Mission in Peoria or Peoria Rescue Ministries.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.