Richard “Red” A. Glowcheski, 84, of Arcadia passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at
Marinuka Manor in Galesville.
Richard was born at home in Arcadia on February 17, 1937, to Ambrose and Mildred (Feltes)
Glowcheski. He attended schools in Arcadia and was co-captain of the Raider’s Football team. Red was
a tough right tackle, and helped to lead his team to an undefeated season his senior year. After
graduating from high school, Red began working for Arcadia Industries. He was united in marriage to
Janice Marie Kupietz on October 22, 1960, at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia. That same
year, Red was drafted into the United States Army and served much of his time in Germany during the
Berlin Crisis. Upon arriving home, Red went back to work for Arcadia Industries until it’s closure in the
late 1960’s. Not long after, Red was offered a job by Ron Wanek to work at the new furniture factory
that was moving to Arcadia. Red proved to be an asset, as he moved up to be a supervisor and
ultimately the Vice President of Manufacturing for Ashley Furniture. He devoted 47 years of
employment to Ashley until he completely retired in 2017. Red was a diligent worker- rarely missing
work, a level-headed thinker, and a quiet, down-home citizen.
Red was proud to be a life-long resident of Arcadia, as he served on the Arcadia Housing Board, and was
a member of the Arcadia Eight- a group of gentlemen who formed the Arcadia Industrial Development
Corporation. He was a life-long member of St. Stanislaus/Holy Family Parish and the Catholic Order of
Foresters. In his spare time, Red enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood, bowling, cheering on the Green
Bay Packers, occasional trips to the casino, going for walks, his pets and spending time with Jan, family
and friends.
Red is survived by sisters-in-law: Donna Glowcheski of Onalaska and Claudine Glowcheski of Rapid City,
SD; 10 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and many friends and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jan; and brothers: Frederick and Ronald.
Mass of Christian Burial for Red will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Holy Family Parish
with Reverend Sebastian Kolodziejczyk officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation 2 hours
prior to mass at church beginning with a 9 a.m. Rosary. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, rural
Arcadia followed by a luncheon at the Arcadia Country Club. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to
5 p.m. at the Arcadia Country Club. His family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and
staff at Mayo Clinic Hospice and Marinuka Manor for making Red’s final days comfortable. To express
condolences to his family online, please visit

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