Lester G. Glander
Lester G. Glander

VAN WERT, Ohio — Lester G. Glander of Van Wert died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born Jan. 20, 1919, in West Unity, Ohio, a son of Andrew Glen and Mary E. (Stultz) Glander, both of whom are deceased.

On July 22, 1941, he married Clara Lucille Eutsler who is also deceased.


Surviving are his children: Linda Glander of Angola, Ind., Nancy Gallet of Ashley, Ohio, Blace Glander of Van Wert and Greg Glander of Venedocia. Also surviving are his sister: Helen Mosier of Van Wert and grandchildren: Bobbie Jo Daniels, Charity Smith, Patrick Zabst, James Detter, Josh Detter, Ross Glander, Lance Glander, Greg Glander, and Lisa Stull. Also surviving are 15 plus great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Bud Glander, a sister: Marjorie Ormsby, a grandson: Donald “Chippy” Stewart II, and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Detter.

Lester had retired from Federal Mogul after many years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Van Wert American Legion Post 178.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Brickner Funeral Home with Pastor Philip E. Zielinski officiating. Burial will follow in Wright Cemetery near Venedocia.

Friends will be received in the funeral home by the family from 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, and one hour prior to services on Monday. Graveside military honors will be rendered by the combined honors unit of Van Wert American Legion Post 178 and VFW Post 5803.

Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left on our website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.