Roy R. Glenzer

Sep 5, 1937 – Apr 17, 2017 (Age 79)

Roy was a founding member of our chapter in 1981 and had continuous membership for 36 years until his passing in 2017.


Roy R. Glenzer died on April 17, 2017 having suffered a heart attack during his dialysis treatment. Roy was born in Racine Wisconsin on September 5, 1937. He graduated from Washington Park High School and joined the United States Air Force in 1955 and was stationed in Korea. In 1969 he became a Police Officer for the City of Racine serving and protecting for 20 years. Roy was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He was married to his late wife Kathie for 39 years. 

Roy was a member of the 5th Street Yacht Club and one of the founding fathers of the Racine County Chapter of the Blue Knights law enforcement motorcycle club.  He had a lifelong love of big cars, big boats, big motorcycles and whatever the latest gadget would be.  His favorite saying was, “If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly bear!”  He adored his pets including his beautiful Chocolate Lab Oliver, his little dog Sassy, and cat Buddy.  Roy was a devoted Packer, Brewer and Badger fan and loved watching the games from his favorite recliner, a dog on either side and cat on his lap.

Roy was predeceased in death by his wife Kathie, daughter Melissa Decker, his Parents Lucille and William VanGemert and Roy Glenzer Sr. all of Racine, Wisconsin. He is survived by his loving daughters, Kelly (Bob Mould) Glenzer-Mould of Racine, Kimberly Glenzer of Venice, Florida, Kerry Glenzer of Madison, WI; and many grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother and sister in-law Ronald and Doris Glenzer of San Diego, California and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial celebrating his life will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Sunday April 23, 2017 with Chaplain Bob Duthie officiating. A visitation will be in the funeral home on Sunday April 23, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.  His interment will be on Monday April 24, 2017 at Graceland Cemetery. Blessed are the Peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  Matthew 5:9 Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd.