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Bernard E. Glocheski

Bernie passed away, Sunday, October 22, 2023 at his home in Otsego.

He was born May 9, 1925 in Manistee, the son of William and Agnes (Ozgka) Glocheski. Bernie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. For 38 years he was a manager at Harding’s until his retirement in 1984.

In his free time Bernie could be found working in his rose garden or watching the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church and the Rose Society of Kalamazoo. In 1989 he married Joyce Sebring who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Helen Reinhart, Susan Margoshes, Michael (Linda) Glocheski, Patrick (Nana) Glocheski, Nancy (Rick) Barker and Steven (Tracy) Glocheski; 3 grandchildren; brother, Patrick Glocheski; many nieces and nephews along with his canine companion, Speedy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Phyllis.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

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Bob and Bert Renauld

October 22, 2023 at 4:04 pm

Rest in peace Bernie!!


Sherri Bronson

October 23, 2023 at 11:06 am

Joyce and the Glocheski Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was such a nice man. Mark and I got to know both Joyce and Bernie through my in-laws Al and Ginny. I always enjoyed the breakfasts we had with the whole group. I stopped at the fruit stand one afternoon early this fall and Bernie and I had the nicest visit.

My prayers are with your family


Sherri Bronson


Len Kling

October 23, 2023 at 2:53 pm

Bernie was a great guy, and stayed involved and active for a long time even after his retirement. The people at Harding’s will miss him!


Mary Lober

October 23, 2023 at 4:52 pm

So sorry for your loss. Hope he’s having a coffee with all his friends up there. He will be missed


Carol and Donald VerHage

October 23, 2023 at 6:05 pm

Joyce and family

We are sorry for your pain in the loss of your dear Bernie. You two were very special friends of my folks, Jim and Leona Smith. They knew and loved you both and so did we. Praying for God to wrap His loving arms around you and give you His sweet peace.

Love to you Carol and Donald VerHage


Dinah Howrigon

October 23, 2023 at 10:52 pm

Such a special man.


Christine Broberg

October 24, 2023 at 9:42 am

Steve & Tracy,

I’m so sorry to hear.

Sending huge hugs!

Christine & Scott


John Caldwell

October 28, 2023 at 7:40 am

To the entire Glocheski Family,

we are saddened to learn of your Fathers passing. Please know that you all will be in our prayers thru this most difficult time.



Mary Ann Kardys

October 29, 2023 at 6:17 pm

Bernie was the first Harding’s manager I worked for. I can only remember a kind and gentle person. He was so personable and remained that way. When I retired from Hardings, Bernie was a greeter at West Main. We had wonderful chats, he kept in touch with so many of his former employees. I am so grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing this remarkable person and some of his family.


John VanderSalm

October 30, 2023 at 10:19 am

We were sorry to read about Bernie. He was a delightful man and a great Santa!


Colleen (Kelsey) Ziemer

October 31, 2023 at 7:44 pm

Joyce, So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember the times I sat by you in church . You are in my prayers.


Lisa Moss

December 5, 2023 at 4:22 pm

Joyce and all the kids (even though I am younger than all of you), Sorry I am just getting around to sending this message. Bernie was a genuinely kind person. So glad that Eric and I were able to go on that adventure in the garden in the golfcart. You never know when you will need a large metal spoon to get you out of a rut. Much love from the Paul Schott family, Eric, Leigh Ann and Lisa


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