Ben Glatt, 1919 - 2004

Ben Glatt,
Bismarck, North Dakota

Ben Glatt, 85, Bismarck, died June 10, 2004, at a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, with the Rev. Paul Becker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bismarck Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Ben was born Feb. 18, 1919, on a farm near Hague, N.D., to Michael and Elizabeth (Sahli) Glatt. He attended a small country school for parts of six years. Being the oldest boy of a family of 12, Ben stayed on the farm until the spring of 1941, when he was called into service. He joined the 164th Infantry in Claiborne, La., and went overseas in 1942, for three years. He was awarded the Bronze Star on Bougainville. He returned to the U.S. in April 1945, and was discharged as Tech. Sgt. after V.E. Day.

Ben married his long-time girlfriend Bert Wolf in the fall 1945. He went to watch making school in Kansas City. After school, Ben went to work for Westley Jewelry in Bismarck. He later bought the jewelry store, and remained the owner until he retired.

Ben served as state president for two years for N.D. Watchmaker and Jewelers Assn. He also served as grand knight of Knights of Columbus, and various other civic activities. He was a life member of the V.F.W., K.C., and Elks.

Ben is survived by his wife, Bert; two daughters and sons-in law, Bonnie (Mark) Giese, Tahlequah, Okla., and Lisa (Scott) Kadlec, Bismarck; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dr. David (Janice), Fargo, and Mike Glatt, Stockton, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Peter (Phyllis) Glatt, Strasburg, Jack (Barbara) Glatt, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Alvin (Grace) Glatt, Rolland Hills, Calif.; and three sisters, Mary (Jim) Manley, Galt, Calif., Clara (Lee) Olson, Phoenix, and Millie (Bill) Wald, Venturia.

He is preceded in death by his son, Paul; his parents; and three sisters, Katie Jangula, Lena Bauer and Barbara Schumacher.

The Bismarck Tribune | Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2004.