Glendon Lee Blosser, 91, died June 14, 2022, at his home on Mount Clinton Pike in Harrisonburg, Va. Glendon, a longtime leader in the Mennonite church, was a devoted father, grandfather, cattle farmer and neighbor. He and his twin sister Glennys were born on Dec. 14, 1930, to Pauline (Heatwole) and Mahlon Blosser.
He married Dorothy Nice on May 12, 1951, and for over fifty years they shared an extraordinary love for family and church and the land. She preceded him in death in 2004. Their four children survive: Floyd (Janet) Blosser of Harrisonburg, Diane (Ruel) Burkholder of Linville, Phil Blosser of Rockingham (Donna Blosser of Harrisonburg), and Myron (Rhonda) Blosser of Rockingham. His 14 grandchildren remember fondly the regular gatherings with him at Mr. J’s when they could discuss with Grandpa anything and everything about life. He is also survived by 20 great grandchildren.
As a young man, he responded to a call to ministry, an avocation that led him to pastor Zion Hill Mennonite Church in Singers Glen, to serve as overseer of the Central District of Virginia Mennonite Conference, to and to work as moderator of the Mennonite Church. He was often invited to hold weeks of evangelistic meetings where he touched the lives of many people with his creative and Spirit-Filled preaching. He was a strong advocate for Christian education. He was also a charter board member for the Gemeinschaft Home. After retirement, he and Dorothy spent a year in Trinidad, where they helped start a congregation and for a number of years provided resources to local church leaders.
He was a life-long farmer who found satisfaction in being part of a family farm operation that spanned five generations and was known for its good neighbor policies.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. July 10 at Weavers Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. Memorial contributions may be made to The Mennonite Church of Trinidad in care of Virginia Mennonite Missions, Harrisonburg.
Interment of ashes was done privately at the Weavers Church Cemetery.