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Robert R. Glidden

March 23, 1926 — February 25, 2024

Kalamazoo

   Robert Ray Glidden passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the age of 97. Robert is reunited with his wife, Florence “Flossie” Glidden, who preceded him in death just 3 months ago. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI, on March 23, 1926, to the late Ralph S. and Vesta L. (Claiborne) Glidden. Bob was affectionately known as “Farmer Bob” or “The Whistler”, as he could be heard whistling over the sound of his tractor. He was a United States Army veteran and retired from the Upjohn Company in 1990 after 21 years of working in maintenance. After his retirement, Bob went back to farming for himself. He was a member of the Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Club and loved to farm and collect antique scale tractors and cars. Bob also enjoyed playing cards and square dancing with his beloved, Flossie. He was a friend to all and very much enjoyed helping others.
   Bob is survived by his two children, Ronald S. Glidden and Janice E. Glidden; nephew, Timothy (Bethann) Glidden; dear neighbor and friend, Madelyn Goodrich; and good friends, Jim (Angela) Wessing and Wayne (Lisa) Augustyniak. He was preceded in death by his wife, four sisters, Patricia Glidden, Norma (Roy) Avery, Miriam Jonas, Ada (John) Nutt; and brother, James (Sally) Glidden.
   A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Texas Corners Bible Church, 7780 South 8th, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and the service at 11:00 am. Inurnment will take place following the luncheon at Genessee Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Texas Corners Bible Church, in memory of Bob. To view Bob’s personalized webpage, please visit https://www.langelands.com


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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Texas Corners Bible Church (Kalamazoo)

7780 South 8th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Texas Corners Bible Church (Kalamazoo)

7780 South 8th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

1:30 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

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