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James E. Gleitz

James E. Gleitz James E. Gleitz

James E. Gleitz, 87, Corydon, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab at Corydon.
Born April 16, 1927, at Corydon, he was the son of the late Edward M. Gleitz and Hattie C. Denbo Gleitz Barnes.
He was a 1944 graduate of Corydon High School; an Army veteran of World War II, where he was company clerk (1945 to 1947); a member of Harrison County Farm Bureau for 66 years and of Heidelberg United Methodist Church near Corydon; a retired farmer; a newspaper carrier for The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times from 1961 to 1990; Harrison Township Assessor (1962 to 1966); president of Harrison County Farm Bureau (1965 to 1969); secretary/treasurer for the old Harrison County Artificial Breeding Association for 25 years; director/treasurer for South Harrison Water Corp.; a substitute bus driver for South Harrison and North Harrison schools for many years; a former employee of Keller Manufacturing Co. and Harrison-Floyd Farm Bureau Co-op (1944), Bickel’s Feed Mill (1948 and 1949) and a truck driver (1947 and 1948); and was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Farmer award given by the Corydon Jaycees in 1961.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Catherine E. Gleitz; a sister, Clarice F. Mathes; and a brother, Kenneth R. Gleitz.
Survivors include three sons, Larry A. Gleitz of Covington, Ky., Roger W. Gleitz of Leavenworth and Ralph Gleitz of Rockford, Ill.; two daughters, Karen M. Humphrey of Louisville and Nancy J. Allen of Perrysville; a brother, Norman Carl Gleitz of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Norma Cathern Hisey of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Trudy D. Richardson of Corydon; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday, June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon and Monday, June 16, after 10 a.m. at Heidelberg United Methodist Church southwest of Corydon.

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