Russell Frederick Glockner, 85, of Orting died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007.

Russell was born April 7, 1921, in Lethbridge, Canada to Marie and Frederick Glockner. He was raised in Seattle, graduating from Garfield High School in 1940. He joined the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor was attacked, assigned to LST #983, where he served in WW II and participated in D-Day. In 1945, while in the Navy he received his United States citizenship. Russell met and married Alice Lillian Lightfoot in 1946, where they made their home in Seattle. He worked as an ironworker, in home construction and retired in 1983 as a building analysist and inspector for the FHA.

Russ was an avid golfer, proud of his many holes-in-one, and loved

camping with family at the ocean.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice Glockner of Orting; sons, Gary (Sharon) Glockner of Seattle, Alan (Joanne) Glockner of Charleston S.C., and Glen (Tina) Glockner of Grandview; four grandchildren, Amelia, Joseph, Nikolaus and Hannah; one brother, Gordon Glockner; and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters.

He was a loving and loyal husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He will be remembered as tough talking with a heart of gold, who was always willing to lend a helping hand.

A private family memorial was held in Seattle. A service with full military honors will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery at a later date. Powers Funeral Home in Sumner is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Me – But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me.

I want no rites in a gloom filled room,

Why cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me-but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take

And each must go alone.

It’s all part of the Master’s plan,

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,

Go to the friends we know.

Bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me-but let me go.


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