NEW ULM - Clarence Gleisner, 92, of New Ulm, died Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 12 noon Friday, August 17, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the Soldiers Rest Section of the New Ulm City Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
Clarence is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Toni Gleisner of New Ulm; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Richard Smith of Mankato; and by a sister, Hazel Schneider of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Gleisner; a daughter, Sharon Smith; and by his brothers, Alfred, Roland, Edward, Francis and Leo.
Clarence Samuel Gleisner was born September 20, 1919, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Anna (Kuehn) Gleisner. He served in the United States Army during WWII from 1941 to 1945. Clarence achieved the rank of sergeant and also received the Bronze Star. He was united in marriage to Rose Steuber on January 20, 1947, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. Clarence was employed at the Eagle Roller Mill and then International Multifoods from 1945 until he retired in 1982. He volunteered as a scoutmaster and enjoyed playing cards, watching games shows and feeding squirrels.
Clarence was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, St. Joseph's-St. Elizabeth United Catholic and the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm.