John Gleisner

John Daniel Gleisner, 85, born Aug. 25, 1933, to Edward and Lucy Gleisner, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his beloved home on Birch Lake in Hackensack, Minn.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. June 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hackensack. Visitation will be Monday, June 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Hackensack, MN Volunteer Fire Department.

Additional services will be held at noon June 26 at MN Valley Funeral Home South Chapel in New Ulm. Visitation starts at 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in St. George Catholic Cemetery in St. George. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to St. George Catholic Church, St. George, MN.  

Lunch will be served following both services.

John met Betty Deinken in New Ulm in the early 1960s. They were married on Nov. 26, 1976.

After a long career as an electrician, John retired from Local 343 I.B.E.W. in 1987. Betty also retired that year from 3M in New Ulm, and they made Birch Lake their year-round home, much to their enjoyment as well as that of their family and friends. During this time, John’s love of woodworking flourished, and his creations still grace many lake homes near and far.

John was preceded in death by his parents; a young sister; stepdaughter, Joanne; and son-in-law, Jon Reckner.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; sister, Annabelle Schaeffer; brother, David; stepsons, Mike (Sharon) Deinken, Bruce (Mary) Deinken, Brian Deinken; stepdaughter, Bev (Bob) Pipkin; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home in Pine River, Minn.

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