Diocesan News

Fr. Glaves Dies Jan. 17

LINCOLN (SNR) - Father John Glaves, a retired priest of the Diocese of Lincoln, died Jan. 17 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, where he had been a resident for three years. He was 82.

Born in Lewiston, Mo., Father Glaves attended seminaries in Illinois, Texas, Ohio and Colorado. He was ordained to the priesthood March 19, 1956 by Bishop Louis Kucera.

Father Glaves served parishes in Fairbury, Wallace, Wellfleet, Lawrence, Cambridge, Bellwood, David City, Curtis, Farnam, Paul, Dunbar, Lincoln, Palmyra, Douglas, Brainard, Valparaiso, Davey, Prague, Plasi, Alexandria, Gilead, Morse Bluff, Cedar Hill and Exeter.

In addition, Father Glaves taught at Aquinas High School in David City, Lourdes Central Catholic Schools in Nebraska City, and Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo. He was also actively involved in the Knights of Columbus.

A funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and priests of the Diocese at St. Peter Church in Lincoln Jan. 21. Burial followed at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Lincoln. Butherus-Maser and Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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