Heidi Dawn Glaser

Heidi D. Glaser, 38, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at her home in Eau Claire, Wis. 

Heidi was born Oct. 22, 1984, to Kevin and Virginia (Wardon) Glaser at Myrtle Werth Hospital, Menomonie. She was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church in Prairie Farm, and graduated from Prairie Farm High School with the Class of 2003.

Throughout her adulthood she worked and made lifelong friends at Andersen Windows in Menomonie and Nestle in Eau Claire. If you knew Heidi, you loved Heidi. She had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up any room. She talked to everyone, and everyone became her friend. She was a local favorite everywhere she went, even if she wasn’t a local.

Heidi was the family’s rock. Her unique personality strengthened the bond that endures today. As the baby of the family, she was fortunate to go on many memorable trips with her parents and accumulated a large collection of shot glasses. The time she spent deer hunting every fall with her dad was extremely special to her.

Heidi cherished all of her adventures with her big sisters, from childhood and beyond. Childhood spent in a rural location allowed her to create strong and unbreakable ties with her many cousins on the Wardon farm. The stories of their shenanigans are endless and very entertaining.

Heidi’s nieces and nephews were dear to her heart, and she never missed a chance to let them know. She made a huge impact on all of their lives and always made time with them extra special. Heidi had the well-deserved title of favorite auntie, and every one of them adored her and knew they could count on her for anything.

Heidi had friends and stories from every walk of life. She loved her friends unconditionally; her loyalty was unwavering. She loved her casino and bingo trips, kayaking and vacations with her family and friends.

Heidi spent many weekends the past several years camping at Red Rock in Birchwood. She made so many friends in the area and always had a story to tell.

We must not forget to mention Heidi’s strong dedication and loyalty to the Minnesota Vikings. She made sure everyone knew it and wasn’t afraid to make a bet regardless of the odds.

Heidi enjoyed stopping in for a Busch Light anywhere, and typically left with a new shirt and can koozie, along with a few new friendships.

Surviving are her parents of Prairie Farm; sisters Renee Watkins of Eau Claire and Kristin (Joe) Lehman of Prairie Farm; her paternal grandmother Janet Glaser of Prairie Farm; godparents Gary and Florence Wegan of Harlingen, Texas; nieces and nephews Keyton, Jalen, Amari, Avery and Iyanna, Tanner (Shayla), Kiley and Parker; grand-nephews Prince James and expected arrival 4/23 (Jalen); aunts and uncles John Glaser, John and Margie Wardon and their sons Jason and Scott (Missy), Dennis and Brenda Wardon and their daughter Kendra, Mike and Maureen Wiesner and their children Miranda (Jonathan), Emily (Travis) and Jonny (Amy), and Brian and Janelle Wardon and their children Brooke (Riley) and Trey, Amber (Dan) and Holly (Ryan).

Heidi was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Wallace Glaser; her maternal grandparents James and Theresa Wardon; as well as many other relatives and friends. 

Heidi will be forever missed by so many and was an integral part of countless memories.

A celebration of life will be held noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, from the Ridgeland Community Center. Interment will be held on a later date at Sunset Cemetery, Town of Prairie Farm.

Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas and Cameron, are handling arrangements.