Erna Glessner

August 27, 1921 - January 2, 2016
Lapeer, MI



Saturday, January 9, 2016
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church


Saturday, January 9, 2016
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
9300 West XY Ave
Schoolcraft, MI 49087

The Eastern Start will prefer their service at 2:45pm @ the church


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Jude Children's Hospital
Web Site

Shriner's Hospital for Children
Web Site


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Heirloom Rose
407 S. Grand St.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
(269) 679-3010
Driving Directions
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Schafer's Flowers Inc.
3274 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(800) 760-7050
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Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Erna M. Glessner, of Lapeer formerly of Schoolcraft passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the age of 94. Erna was the daughter Leon and Elizabeth (Hoverman) Wood. She was born on August 27, 1921 in Prairie Ronde Township, MI.

Erna is survived by her daughter Kay Bivens, of VA; dauther-in-law: Robbie Glessner, of Lapeer; five grandchildren: Raymond Glessner, Scott (Kim) Glessner, Barbara (Steve) Rezzonico, Larry (Lisa) Bivens, Lisa (Joshua) McDaniel; 14 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. She is also survived by her two sister: Lora Boodt and Bertha Shapard; sister-in-law: Velura Wood; three friends: Linda Dubey, Onalee Young, and Rosemary Sclaud. She is preceded in death by two children: Elizabeth and Marshall Glessner; siblings: Walter Wood, Bill Wood; son-in-law: Rodger Bivens; sister-in-law: Betty Wood; two brother-in-laws: Robert Boodt and Charles Shapard.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-3 pm at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 9300 West XY Ave, Schoolcraft. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 3 pm at the church. Burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Please visit Erna’s webpage at where you can sign her guestbook and share a memory. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a contribution to the Shriner’s Hospital and/or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The family is being assisted by the Life Story Funeral Home, 409 S. Main, Vicksburg (269-649-1697).

Erna wished to say: “God Bless Everyone”