Clair Guy “Bud” Glines, 91, died on Sunday May 3, 2009. Born to Lawrence and Dorothea (Green) Glines in Berlin, Wisconsin, on March 21, 1918, Clair grew up and spent much of his life in Racine, Wisconsin, graduating from Washington Park High School in 1935. He married Rose M. Matern on June 1, 1940. They had six children.
Clair served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he worked for nearly 30 years in the field of quality assurance for the US Navy and US Defense Supply Agency. After retirement, he and Rose built a house in Door County, Wisconsin, where they spent many happy years. In 2004 they moved to the Three Pillars retirement community in Dousman, Wisconsin, and became members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Clair will be remembered for his unfailing commitment to his family, his concern for others, his temperate good sense, his ability to make and fix anything, and the thousands of flowers he grew over many years.
Clair was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Dorothea; two brothers, Rexford and Frederick; and by son, Jeffrey. Surviving are his wife, Rose; daughter, Heather Holden (Jerome Johnson); sons, Timothy (Barbara Davis), Lawrence (Carmelita), Richard (Masami), and Randall (Annette Schneider); sister, Marcellane (Robert) Marsh; grandchildren, Chisato Glines, Miki Glines and Jordan Pruss; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and services will be at Sturino Funeral Home, 3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be sent to: the General Fund of the Wisconsin Masonic Home, Inc., 36275 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118, or St. Mary's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 126, 36014 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479