Mr. Glenn J. Eastway of Cedarburg, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Tuesday morning, July 31, 2012 at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton after a short battle with cancer. He was 52 years old. Glenn was born March 12, 1960 in Milwaukee, the son of Robert and Dorothea "Dotty" Stelter Eastway. On July 14, 1990 he was united in marriage with Laurie Neihous in Milwaukee, and then the couple moved to Cedarburg. Glenn most recently worked at Lauer Equipment Sales in Grafton as an engine technician. Previously, he had worked at Wisconsin Color Press in Milwaukee for 18 years. Glenn was a former member of the Teamsters, and an avid fan of Cheap Trick and Meatloaf. He enjoyed going to races, gardening, photography, animals, cooking and baking. He enjoyed being in nature, working in his yard, and spending time with his beloved pets. Glenn is survived by his wife Laurie and his father, Robert (Dorothy) Eastway of Mayville. He is further survived by his siblings: Deborah (Greg) Dahlstrom of Delafield, Denise (Bill) James of Sussex and Jackie (Tim) Sheteron of Milwaukee, step-siblings: Debra (Cliff) Unertle of Fond du Lac, Scott (Julie) Moore of the town of Erin and Colleen (Jay) Fredrick of Iron Ridge, mother-in-law Judith (the late Rudolph) Neihous of Three Lakes, brothers and sisters-in-law: Gloria (the late Richie) Tomczyk of Eagle River, Carrie Neihous of Milwaukee, Rudy (Tricia) Neihous of Milwaukee, Nora (Eddie) Starke of Eagle River and Patrick (Kris) Farley of Hubertus, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothea "Dotty" and sister Joan Farley. Funeral Services will be held at 5PM on Sunday, August 5 at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. Father Yamid Blanco will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5PM.In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com .
Cheryl Pizzino wrote on Aug 8, 2012:
"This is what I was going to say at the service, but the Pastor forgot to ask us come up. Sorry about the length. Laurie: When we met at Petsmart long ago over a coupon. Glenn stood so patiently as we shared critter stories, crying, laughing & hugging. I knew right there & then that I had found special friends for life & I was pretty sure that you felt the same, plus you had found a really great pet sitter for your trips up north! We share the same passion & love for animals, wildlife, nature, flowers, mankind & life itself. Our friendship blossomed & grew so quickly! And how could it not? You two are the most loving, caring, kind, compassionate, fun & wonderful people! Your love & friendship is unconditional! The BEST friends I could ever ask for! I would call with a problem, Glenn would stop what he was doing & come over. Even though I always said "no rush or when you have time." He helped me with my snowblower, lawn tractor & even helped pick up & stack hay (which apparently was no fun for him because he graciously declined my next invite to help with the 2nd cutting). We took pictures together, we shared our favorite pictures with each other. We had great times visiting, talking about EVERYthing, joking & laughing, watching TV whether it was sports or Am got Talent, eating Glenns awesome cooking & baking (He was on to me- cuz I would try to invite myself over for dinner & he seemed to make brats ALOT & I hate brats! Hmmmm). He was always willing to look things up on the computer for me whether I wanted him to or not (someone once started a rumor that I was bipolar---SO Glenn printed out a informatin sheet on the desease so that I knew exactly what I "had"). Funny guy, what a great sense of humor he had! In the hospital he tried to set me up with a male nurse (unfortunately he was married). Glenn told me that he had to find me a guy because I pick all the wrong ones! What a character! He really cared! You two adopted me into your lives as "wife #2". What a privalege & honor (poor Glenn though!). Glenn touched my life in such a special way. He will be in my heart & memories forever, missed greatly & will always be my "hubby #2". I love the heck out of him! I am thankful & count my blessings that I was so lucky to have met you two long ago! "
Steve Kiehnau wrote on Aug 7, 2012:
"Laurie, my name is Steve, Glenn and I only meet in person once, OK twice. We would pass each other everyday, I going from Grafton to Cedarburg and he the other, there was not a day that we wouldn't wave. Glenn saw me walking one day because my 87 Suburban had broke down, not only did he wave Glenn turned around and picked me up and drove me home! I knew right there and then what type of a person Glenn was! I am so sorry for our loss of someone as special as Glenn. My prayers are with you, I miss him. "
Richard & Mary Keating wrote on Aug 5, 2012:
"Mary and I will miss Glenn greatly. If you ever had a problem Glenn would be there to help! We were always calling Glenn to come over and fix our lawnmower or save a snake that ended up in the basement stuck to a mouse trap. He was always calm and somewhat amused by our lack of knowledge in certain areas! Glenn was a great neighbor who may not have lived next door anymore but was still helping miles away!!! He will be dearly missed by our family and we are sure by many others!!! Thanks Glenn for all you have done. Love, Mary & Rick Keating"
Dan Cronce wrote on Aug 5, 2012:
"I remember Glenn and my brother always goofing around as kids. Glenn always had that toothy grin smile to let you know he was goofing around. My prayers and thoughts are with the family."
Harry Stathas wrote on Aug 5, 2012:
"Barb and Harry give our deepest sympathies and prayers to Laurie and the Eastway families. We always talk about some of the pranks Glenn played at Color Press. We've had hours of good laughs and memories of Glenn's playful look on life.He will never be forgotten. Harry and Barb Stathas"
Kevin Fritz wrote on Aug 1, 2012:
"Laurie and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Glenn will be missed greatly. I will miss that little grin he had. We had a lot of great times together ecspecially going to see C/T. May his memories continue to warm your hearts and guide you until that day you see him again with open arms. I loved him like a brother."