Joseph Glauber

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Joseph Emil Glauber, 95, born September 2, 1926, in Belleville, IL passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Joe was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born and raised in Belleville, IL, and was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He proudly served his country in the Army and was a dedicated employee of Union Electric (Ameren) for 40 years.

He loved traveling with his family in his motorhome and meeting new people. He loved to read and shared many stories. He was well-versed in many subjects. Joe was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and rarely missed listening or watching a game. He was very compassionate to everyone he met; he always had a smile to share and a kind word to offer. Joe will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Aurelia Ida Glauber, nee Bauer, whom he married on April 20, 1949, and who passed away on August 8, 2020; his son, Joseph C. Glauber, Sr.; his parents, Joseph and Anna Marie Glauber; a brother, Eugene (Ann) Glauber; and three sisters, Sister Francis Paula Glauber, SSND, Rita (Martin) Degenhardt, and Margaret Virginia Glauber, in infancy.

Surviving are three sons, Jeffery (Doris) Glauber, Jamie Glauber, and John (Kate) Glauber, all of Belleville, IL; his daughter, June (Scott) Hamilton of Aviston, IL; a daughter-in-law, Sue Glauber of Belleville, IL; eight grandchildren, Dawn Glauber, Angie Karstens, Joseph (Blair) Glauber, Jr., Margaret Glauber, Jay (Michele) Glauber, Laura (Roger Bieri) Radford, Riley Hamilton, and Josie Hamilton; nine great-grandchildren; Madilin and Brock Karstens, Joseph and James Glauber, Lily, Jackson, and Sadie Glauber, Avery Radford, and Emersyn Bieri; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass for Joseph and Aurelia will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, withFr. Michael Arockiam and Msgr. William McGhee concelebrating. Masks are required.

Private burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


5 Comments on Joseph Glauber

Nancy Prather said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2022 at 5:47 PM

Joe and Ida, Two great people, a family of faith. The two are great idles. Joe who never met a stranger. Ida a fantastic cook and mentor. We are so blessed for giving us all the memories, stories, recipes. Bbq sauce. You will both be missed. God bless your family. Your friends Nancy and John Prather.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
John Bassler said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2021 at 12:07 AM

Joe was an incredible man, he mentored me to be a better man. Peace to all the Glauber family. “ Joe‘a a good guy “❤️

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jan Glauber Salvato and Steve Salvato said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Joe and Ida were such special people. They were always happy and loving couple. My condolences to all the family

  • Greer
  • SC
Jim Buechler said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Joe will be dearly missed. Joe and Ida were the best neighbors that anyone could ask for. Lived next door for 37 years. Wonderful Family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lynn G Fulte said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Sending condolences on the loss of this dear, gentle soul. I have pleasant memories of him and his beautiful Ida, surrounded by a passel of little sons, and finally--the incredible Baby June. I will always remember those brilliant Glauber smiles. Rest in peace, Joe

  • Belleville
  • IL

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