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Hello from Western Illinois! - I live about as far west in the State of Illinois as you can get without falling in the Mississippi River.   My name is Glenn Glessner and I live in Quincy.

Quincy, Illinois My wife, Lareva, and I were married on November 17, 2007.   We first met each other in September of 2006 and became engaged on January 1, 2007.   Lareva had been a widow for several years.   Her first husband, George Jarrett, passed away on April 20, 1995.   My first wife, Alene, and I lived a happily married life for 53 years.   She passed away on July 18, 2006.

At the present time both Lareva and myself are officially retired.   We both try to keep active around the house, working in the garden and the yard and getting in our daily walks.   In the summer time, I'm a "River Rat", which means I love to get out on the Mighty Mississippi where I'll do some fishing, boating, swimming and canoeing.   I gave up water skiing a few years ago after I sold my power boat.

Although I wasn't born here in Quincy, I have lived in this town for over 60 years and it has become home to me.   I moved from Brookfield, Missouri back in 1957 where I had been a resident for a couple of years.   I was born and raised as a farm kid near Sheldon, Iowa which is way up in the northwest corner of that state.

Our HouseMy first wife, Alene, and I had three children.   Our oldest, Connie, is living in Paris, France, having moved there in 1978.   Our second, Linda, passed away on August 19, 2016.   She lived in Quincy and worked for Blessing hospital after having lived in Decatur, Illinois for over 30 years.   Our youngest, David, moved his family from Quincy to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1998.   He is employed at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and has worked there for 20 years.

Alene and I were blessed with the arrival of our first grandchild, Aidan Wayne Glessner, on January 7, 1997.   He was born at Blessing Hospital here in Quincy.   Our second grandchild, Gillian Marie Glessner was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 2, 2001.   Then, on March 29, 2007, Kieran James Glessner came into this world two months sooner than expected.   More information on them can be found on The Grandchildren's Web Page.

Lareva had four children from her first marriage and three are living in the Quincy area.   She had three sons and one daughter.   Bill Jarrett was born first followed by Brad a little over a year later.   Another year went by and the two brothers acquired a new sister, Beverly.   Five years after Beverly was born, B.J. Jarrett came into this world and he was the last of Lareva's children.   All of her children married and from those marriages, she acquired ten grandchildren over a period of several years.   Of course, when Lareva and I were married, we both acquired each other's grandchildren as our own step-grandchildren.   We both now have a total of 13 grandkids and five great grandchildren!   B.J. Jarrett had a bad motorcycle accident on July 19, 2009.   He died on August 19, 2009 in Blessing Hospital with a severe head injury from that accident.

Other links on this web page provide the current weather and forecast for the Quincy area along with local and regional weather information.   Still others provide some tidbits of information about the area and some of my relatives and past ancestors.

Click for Quincy, Illinois Forecast

Current U.S. Weather Map     Midwest Weather Radar Image     U.S. Severe Weather Map
My Favorite Weather Places     Monthly Weather Report for Quincy

An old picture of my Great Grandfather's large family, taken around 1899 or 1900
Twenty-Two Generations of the Glessners/Kimmels from 1391 to the Present.
Glessner Family Genealogy back to the early 1700s    

Mississippi River Information     Genealogy Links     Kiyoshi's Pictures     2015 Sheldon High School Reunion     Sudoku Puzzle Page
The Grandchildren's Web Page     Our 2016 Christmas in Quincy     The American Queen     2010 Glessner Reunion...

International Space Station - Visible Passes over Quincy, Illinois       More ISS Info      

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