Joseph Glauber, Sr.

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Joseph Charles Glauber, Sr., 66, of Belleville, born November 27, 1951, in Belleville, IL, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 27, 2018, at his residence.

He was the first born of five children to his surviving parents, Joseph E. and Aurelia, nee Bauer, Glauber. He lived each day with appreciation. He was patient, kind and found his greatest joy in spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He worked in the car business for 37 years and after retirement took great pride dressing up as Santa Claus. It was an honor he took seriously and enjoyed; there was no one who could make you feel more important and loved. Joe was a member of St. Mary’s Men’s Club. He enjoyed cooking, telling stories and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph E. and Aurelia, nee Bauer, Glauber;
his wife of 46 years, Sue, nee Piot, Glauber;
three daughters, Dawn (EJ Jarvis) Glauber of Reno, NV, Angie Karstens (Ken Evans) of St. Charles, MO, and Margaret Glauber of Belleville, IL;
a son, Joseph (Blair) Glauber, Jr., of Millstadt, IL;
three brothers, Jeff (Doris) Glauber, Jamie Glauber, and John (Kathy) Glauber;
a sister, June (Scott) Hamilton;
he will forever be missed by his grandchildren; Madilin, Brock, Joseph and James;
and extended family.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private services were held. A celebration of life to be held at a later date.


24 Comments on Joseph Glauber, Sr.

Ed Lugge said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2020 at 10:51 AM

You were a big inspiration in my battle with epilepsy. I will never forget our friendship.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Carl T. Biegler, Sr. said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2018 at 1:27 AM

So sorry to hear about his passing, and your family's loss. Joe was always larger than life, and a joy to see on those rare occasions when we'd run into each other. Take solace in the fact that he is now in God's loving hands.

  • Grafton
  • IL
Glenn A Vollmer said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Sue, So many great times together. Joe always had me laughing with his joke sand stories. He could make me laugh no matter the situation. Susi and I will keep your family in our prayers as well.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mike Schuchart said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2018 at 2:12 PM

So sorry for your loss. First met Joe in kindergarten at St Mary's and went through grade school and high school with him. I'm kind of a quiet/shy guy but whenever we would run into each other he would always shake my hand and have kind words to say. HE WILL BE MISSED!

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Donna Korte said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2018 at 2:19 AM

My thoughts and prayers for the entire Glauber family.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Rose Statham said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Thoughts & prayers go out to you and all of your family, Sue.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
The Sotomayor's said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2018 at 3:58 PM

We are deeply saddened by your loss.

  • Reno
  • NV
Kelly (Theiss) Carron said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2018 at 1:00 AM

To the Glauber Family- I was deeply saddened to read about Jody's passing in today's paper.Please accept my condolences and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • IL
Doug Simmons said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2018 at 12:46 AM

My heart is sad to hear the passing of this kind and gentle man. It has been many years since I have seen Joe but the memories of him will last a life time for all that knew him. Enjoy your new journey my friend. Doug Simmons Saint Augustine Florida

  • Saint Augustine
  • Florida
Pam Weilbacher said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 6:43 PM

Joe was one of a kind. He always made you smile. From what I saw of Joe over the years, he loved his family as few do. My God give his family strength and joy. You will be missed.

  • Hollywood
  • Fl
Joe Hummert said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Shocked and saddened by Joes passing. Prayers for his entire family,and special mention to joe, aurellia, and juney!

  • Marissa
  • IL
Diane Gould née Reeb said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 3:18 PM

So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of him at St. Mary grade school. Distant relative of mine.

  • Glen Carbon
  • Il
Carole Lotz said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 2:37 PM

If it's true that your success in life can be determined by how much you're loved, then Joe was a wildly successful man. I never had the pleasure of knowing him personally, but know of the love that his daughter, Angie, had for him. He will be sorely missed.

  • Wildwood
  • MO
Lisa Lyles said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 2:29 PM

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all the Glauber families. XoXo

  • Floyds Knobs
  • Indiana
connie welsch said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 12:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Hold those fond memories close to you.

  • freeburg
  • IL
Mike Bassler said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Sorry for your loss. Joe was always a positive person and good friend. .I have many great memories of our years in school at St. Mary. Prayers for all the family. God Bless!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marcella Staude said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 3:32 AM

Joe and Aurelia and families. So very very sorry. Prayers for all! Mrs Robert Stauder

  • Swansea
  • Il
Judy Isaak said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 2:25 AM

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Granite City
  • IL
Terry Campo said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2018 at 1:13 AM

I am truly sorry for your families loss. There are not one but a hundred expression and words to say and share at this time. When you lose a loved one you gain an Angel who’s name you know and will call Joe now. My prayers go out to you and your Family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mary K. (Voegtle) Carroll said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2018 at 11:11 PM

My sympathy to the Glauber family. I remember Joe from St. Mary's as a gentle soul. May he rest in peace.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Gary said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2018 at 11:02 PM

Good luck on your journey Joe. We will miss you.

  • Bennett
  • Colorado
Gina said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2018 at 8:26 PM

First met Joe when Michele brought me to babysit Dawn and Angie in your Dawn Heights home. Thought at that time he was a very cool guy. Still do. I raise a glass in his memory, to your 46 years together, including your lovely family. He was a big man with a big laugh, big wit and big wisecracks and of course, big love.

  • Rarotonga
  • Cook Islands
Cindy Lou McFadden said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2018 at 7:43 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Greenville
  • IL
Debbie Schlemmer said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2018 at 4:47 PM

There are no word to Express our sympathy. Please know you are all in our prayers. Deb & Ted

  • Millstadt
  • IL

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