Willard Glassburn, 87

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, his sister, Mary Lou Palmer, and son-in-law Gary Keysor.

Graveside service and burial will be 10:00 am Monday, October 15, 2018 at Speicher Cemetery, Urbana, with David Phillips officiating.  Friends may call 2-6pm 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

Posted on 2018 Oct 10