October 30, 2019 at 4:31 p.m.

Andy Glentzer

Jan. 15, 1954-Oct. 27, 2019

George Andrew “Andy” Glentzer Jr., well-known pillar in the Hartford City community, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

He was born in Portland on Jan. 15, 1954, to George Andrew Glentzer Sr. and Mildred Rosina (Stuber) Glentzer. His parents preceded him in death.

Andy graduated from Portland High School in 1972 and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1977 and his master’s degree in 1982, both from Ball State University.

He married Lynn Ann (Kirkwood) on Dec. 23, 1978, at Grace United Methodist Church.

Andy began his career as a teacher in the Delaware Community School system. He went on to serve as a principal in the Blackford County School system for over 30 years and retired from education in 2011. After retiring, he went on to work as executive director for Community and Family Services in East Central Indiana.

He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Hartford City, a board member of the Blackford County United Way and a member of Grace United Methodist Church. 

Andy also served on the Blackford County Sheriff Merit Board and Hartford City Board of Works, and was a former member of the board of directors for the Blackford County Community Foundation.

He enjoyed going on fishing trips with friends to his cabin in Canada and loved spending time with his family. His granddaughter lovingly referred to him as “Mr. Amazing.”

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lynn A. Glentzer of Hartford City; children Erin L. Henderson of Fishers, Mitchell “Mitch” A. Glentzer (significant other: Ruth Hook) of Hartford City and Allison “Allie” A. (husband: Zac) Bonewit of Fishers; granddaughter Avery M. Henderson; sister Cindy L. Wolverton of Swanton, Ohio; father- and mother-in-law, Gail and Marilynn Kirkwood of Hartford City; brother-in-law Kevin J. (wife: Nancy) Kirkwood of Florida; sister-in-law Melissa A. Kirkwood of Bloomington; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church, 312 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with the Rev. John Barton officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church.

Andy will be cremated.

Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Blackford County Community Foundation, “Andy” George Andrew Glentzer Jr, P.O. Box 327, Hartford City, IN 47348. Condolences may be sent to the family at keplingerfuneralhome.com.
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