Mike was born on December 14, 1961, in Grafton, ND, to Martin and Karen (Baier) Glas. He attended school in Grafton, ND, and graduated in 1980. Mike then went to North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, and achieved a degree in architectural drafting and estimating. While at school he met his soulmate, Brenda Sue Weinkauf.
Michael and Brenda were married on July 30, 1983, in Grafton, ND. The couple settled in Fargo, where Mike earned his degree in Business from North Dakota State University. While living in Fargo, he worked at Ramada Inn, as a Banquet Supervisor.
In 1989, Mike and his family moved to Fergus Falls and he worked for Brian Jorgenson Construction until 1996. He then accepted a position with Great Plains Natural Gas Company and was employed there for many years. Most recently, he worked with Ed Neuman.
Mike was kind, generous and patient and enjoyed giving his time to help the people around him. He always had a listening ear and was friendly to all. Mike’s passions in life were hunting, fishing, golf and pinochle. He had a laid-back personality and was always on “Mike’s Time.” His competitive nature made him a leader for his sons to follow. Mike was hardworking and dedicated, first to his wife and then to his many projects, a.k.a., “his to-do-list.” Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known by his grandchildren as “Papa.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Karen Glas; his father-in-law, Alloy Weinkauf; his brothers-in-law, George Delage and Sidney Weinkauf; his grandfather, Daniel Baier; and his grandmother, Margaret Glas of Nurnberg, Germany.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of thirty-three years, Brenda Glas of Fergus Falls; his son, Jarvis (fiancé, Andrea Popp) Glas of Fergus Falls, and their children, Willow and Rainna; his son, Austin Glas of Fergus Falls, and his son, Daniel; his sister, Kristi Delage of Gentilly; his grandmother, Gladys Baier of Grafton, ND; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his mother and father in law, Jeanette and Harvey Grasshoff of Fergus Falls; his sister-in-law, Louise (Calvin) Dosch of Wahpeton, ND; his brother-in-law, Jody (Vicki) Weinkauf of Columbia Heights; and his sister-in-law, Connie Weinkauf of Fergus Falls; and his nieces and nephews, Kayla (Dan) Luoma of Crookston, Shawn (Elizabeth) Delage of Crookston, Zach (Bethany) Weinkauf of Blaine and Hannah Knutson of Fergus Falls.
Visitation: 5:00-7:00 PM on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Olson Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Service: 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls
Clergy: Father Alan Wiekinski
Interment: St. Otto’s Catholic Cemetery in Fergus Falls, MN.
Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, MN.