Funeral services wi ll be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron with Rev. Elizabeth Hanley and Rev. Eric Petty officiating. Burial will be in Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts.
Eugene was born May 12, 1943, in Cameron to Arnold and Dora (Fuchs) Glaser and grew up on a farm near Buckholts.
He attended school in Buckholts and graduated as the Salutatorian of the Buckholts High School class of 1961.
In Feburary of 1964 he met the love of his life, Kay Bridges, and they were married five months later on July 18, 1964, at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts.
Eugene worked for Alcoa in Rockdale from 1964 until his retirement in 1999 due to his medical condition.
Eugene loved life and lived it to the fullest. Among his favorite things were serving as a trustee on the church council at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, raising cattle, gardening, cooking, various fantasy sports leagues he was involved in, going to the casinos from time to time, but most of all he loved being with his wife, children and grandchildren. He attended every sporting event that his children and grandchildren were involved in as much as possible.
Eugene was one of those people that was truly a good person, a man of his word and loved to help others in need. After being diagnosed with cancer and beating it in 1991 and again in 1997, he felt the need to help others fighting that battle and gave words of encouragement, support and comfort whenever possible. However, he lost his final battle to cancer on Sunday morning but his family knows he is at peace and has no more pain or suffering.
Eugene was preceded in death by a son, Blane, in 1965.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Kay; a daughter, Kimberly Dille, and husband, Mark, of Fort Worth; and a son, Chris Glaser, and wife, Ann, of Buckholts. Six grandchildren also survive, Ashleigh, Alyssa and Blake Thomas of Fort Worth; Breleigh Glaser and Brittany and Bryce Brashear of Buckholts.
Other survivors include a sister, Evelyn Hause, of Buckholts and a brother, Don Glaser and wife, Becky, of Buckholts. A number of nieces and a nephew also survive along with many cousins, a host of wonderful friends and an awesome church family.
Memorials may be made to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron.