Michael Edward Glaser

Michael E. Glaser, 65, Ridgeland, Wis., died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday May 15, 2022, at Spring Valley after battling cancer under the care of Heartland Hospice.

He was born Aug. 3, 1956, at Black River Falls to Harold and Shirley (Martinson) Glaser. Michael was raised in the Ridgeland area and was baptized at Black River Falls. He was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Mike graduated from Prairie Farm High School in 1974, where he was on the wrestling team and enjoyed it very much. Later, Mike went on to study carpentry at the tech school in Rice Lake and then Wausau. He worked for many years at Menomonie Builders.

Mike's hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening, but his favorite was searching gravel pits for agates. He also enjoyed playing cards and marbles at his parents' home, and spending time with Rachel Scmidt, his longtime companion who he enjoyed many years with before her passing.

Mike had a daughter, Alice Mary Glaser, and two granddaughters of Ohio. He is further survived by his mother Shirley Glaser; a brother Gerald (Carol); sisters Vickie Wilkens (Bob) and Dianne Stafford; many nieces and nephews; as well as great-nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his father Harold; brothers Gene and Keith; a sister Deborah Rudie; and his beloved companion Rachel Schmidt.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at cremationsociety-wi.com.