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“I knew Mr. Glubke through his son, Kevin. He was a kind, gentle soul that always made me feel welcome whenever I visited their home. The Glubke...Read More »
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“JerryIt was so sad to read of your brother's passing, You were both raised to be fine individual's. it was an honor to have known both you & Lou.May...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: James Smith - Houston, TX

“Dear Marilyn, That short little obit that was in at first threw me. I didn't know if that was our Lou or not. You have my deepest sympathy. It's...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: howard cripps - peoria, AZ

“May I add my sincere condolences to the Glubke family. Over the years I served on a couple of boards with Lou and he always went "above and beyond"...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Comai - Ann Arbor, MI

“My deepest condolences to Marilyn and her sons and family. I knew Lou in high school and grew up with Marilyn. They had a wonderful life. I have...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley Stevenson - McLean, VA

“Marilyn, Scott, and Kevin, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Lou. I have many fond memories not only as a coworker but as a friend. Prayers and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Anna Sheppard - Battle Creek, MI

“To the Glubke family,I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for strength, comfort, and peace during this difficult time. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Vada Mercer - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Scott, Angela and Family,So sorry to hear about your dad and thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom an brother and family during this time. ...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dianne Hyslop-Barney - IN

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Louis Clyde Glubke, 84, a lifelong resident of Battle Creek and longtime executive at The Battle Creek Enquirer; died peacefully surrounded by his family on March 29, 2017.

Louis was born on September 22, 1932, in Battle Creek, the son of the late Joseph N. and Teresa A. (Lybarger) Glubke. He was a 1950 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and had taken accounting and business classes at the old Argubright Business College. From 1952-54, Louis served with the U.S. Army in Germany and France during the Korean War, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Louis joined The Battle Creek Enquirer in July 1951 and held various positions in the newspaper's accounting department. He was named chief accountant in 1966 and controller/chief financial officer in 1972. He retired from the Enquirer in September 1992 after 41 years of service.

Louis loved his hometown and had served as treasurer of the Battle Creek Y Center Board of Directors and Neighborhoods Inc. He was active with the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce Silent Observer Committee and the Enrichment of Human Relations Committee. He served as an advisor to the National Management Group of Battle Creek, a trustee of the Battle Creek Urban League, president of the Battle Creek Enquirer Employees Credit Union, and as a board member of the Family Health Center and Bridgewood Condominium Association.

Louis was an avid golfer who had been a longtime member of Riverside Country Club. He enjoyed traveling and owned a home in Florida for several years. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Battle Creek Bombers and hosted baseball team members in his home for many years. He loved music and especially enjoyed concerts by the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He also enjoyed cars, tennis, running, and touring homes. Louis and his wife loved to bring people together and are fondly remembered for their large parties for family and friends on July 4, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Louis was a kind, warm-hearted and hard-working man who was devoted to his family. He married the former Marilyn M. Fuller on April 23, 1966, in Trinity Lutheran Church. In addition to Marilyn, Louis is survived by his sons, Scott L. (Angela) Glubke of Battle Creek, and Kevin D. (Erika) Glubke of Roswell, GA; his grandchildren, Bradley, Joseph and Nathan Glubke of Battle Creek, and Jordan and Dylan Glubke of Roswell, GA; his brother, Jerry L. (Marion) Glubke of Battle Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Visitation will be Friday, April 14, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday, followed by a burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Great Lakes Care Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. Personal messages for the family may be placed at