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Obituary: William R. Glattfelder

William R. Glattfelder

William R. Glattfelder

William R. (Bill) Glattfelder died in Prescott Nov. 2, 2013. He was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Homer and Florence Glattfelder. He was raised in a loving family of his parents, two sisters and a brother. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, then returned home to finish college in 1949.

In March 1947, he married Dolores Collins in Fairfield. Bill taught school in Iowa, Chino Valley, Winslow and Prescott, Ariz. After he left teaching, he worked in the men's department at Solt's Clothing Store until retirement.

He was an active member of Prescott Community Church. Much of his retirement time was spent as a volunteer at the Yavapai Federal Credit Union for 30 years, Prescott Litter Lifters, Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering and Prescott Community Cupboard.

Bill enjoyed times traveling with Dolores in their RV, many good family times, working out at the YMCA, making friends, and keeping his home and property in excellent shape.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dolores; daughter Kathy (Mike) Benham; sons Scott (Joy), Randy (Charlotte), and Mitch (Rhonda); grandsons Chad, Coby, Matt, and Dan; and great-grandsons Brice and Karson.

There will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.

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Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.


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