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John Franklin Glawe

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Born 1-29-1905 -- Died 2-3-2003

John Franklin Glawe, 98, died Feb. 3, 2003, at Hearthstone Manor where he had lived for the past six years.

Born Jan. 29, 1905, in Cherry Valley, Ill., he was the son of Frank A. Glawe and Kate Baumgarden Glawe.

He graduated from high school in Monroe Center, Ill., and graduated college at Mount Morris College in Mount Morris, Ill. He received his master's degree in entomology at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

He taught sciences in Illinois high schools for 20 years -- nine years at Blue Mound, Ill., seven years at Yorkville, Ill., and four years at Pontiac, Ill.

He also coached sports during this time as well. He then taught for 20 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Ill. He spent many years doing cornborer research for the Illinois Natural History Survey at the university.

In 1970, he and his wife, Irene, retired to Cherokee Village until 1996. During this time he participated in many Senior Olympic events in Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa. In his last event in Arkansas at the age of 90 he won first place medals in the 440 yard race, the 1,500 meter walk race and the shot put. Some people in Cherokee Village will remember his daily regimen of running back and forth across the dam on Sequoyah Lake.

Survivors include three children -- Betty Magee of Punta Gorda, Fla., Peggy Nichols of Hebron, Ill., and Lloyd Glawe of Monroe, La.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchidren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A memorial service will be held this summer in Monroe Center, Ill.