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Willard J. Glassburn May 12, 1931 - Oct. 9, 2018

Willard J. Glassburn, 87, of Wabash, formerly of rural Urbana, died at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash. He was born May 12, 1931, in Swayzee to Wilson “Chub” and Dillia D. (McGibbon) Glassburn.

Willard married Helen Deloris Hahn on Sept. 10, 1954. She died May 20, 1986. He retired from Container Corporation in Wabash after 34 years and also farmed. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army serving in Korea. Willard was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parish serving as trustee 17 years. Farming and children were his passion, and he was a foster grandpa to several children.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy J. Keysor of Van Wert, Ohio, and Karen S. Carpenter of Wabash; six grandchildren, Kenn (Stephanie) Keysor and Mike (Leah) Keysor, both of Van Wert, Ashley (Anthony) Falzette, Kaylee (Joe) Gates of Fort Wayne, Tyson Carpenter and Maxwell Carpenter, both of Wabash; seven great-grandchildren, and his Bickford family. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Randy and Rodney Glassburn; brother, Max Pickering; sister, Mary Lou Palmer; and son-in-law Gary Keysor.

Graveside service and burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Speicher Cemetery, Urbana, with David Phillips officiating. Friends may call 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Blessings in a Backpack.

The memorial guest book for Willard may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.