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Larry D. Glenn

November 8, 2018
Larry D. Glenn
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Larry DuWayne Glenn died peacefully and graciously at his home on Thursday November 8th, surrounded by his loving family, with his infant great grandson, "Larry Eugene" nestled tenderly in his arms. He was cared for at home by his wife and family, and in final weeks, with the help and awesome tender services of Adoray Hospice Care. 

Larry bravely and courageously battled lung cancer for over two years, treating with the amazing staff at Fairview Cancer Center in Wyoming MN.  Diagnosed terminal in October 2017, with 3 to 6 months to live, he persevered for 13 more months. 

That timing wasn't working for Larry. He wasn't ready to leave his family, and he stuck around to see great granddaughter Charlotte Riann Monahan be born on 2/24/18, and then pushed on to welcome great grandson Larry Eugene Oman on 9/21/18. 

Larry loved the Lord. He had a deep, quiet, profound faith. He did not fear death, and he met Jesus with joy in his heart and gratitude for a life well lived. Larry was ready to rest his weary body in the loving arms of his Lord. 

Larry was born on 1/22/1940 in St. Paul Minnesota to Ernest James Glenn and Francis Evelyn Solin. He had 8 sisters and brothers. 

Raised in Sioux Falls S.D., Larry left there at age 17 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, proudly serving for 8 years. He was honorably discharged, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer, and a Meteorology degree.  Stationed in Alameda California and on carrier ships, Larry traveled all over the world, serving during the Vietnam era. 

Larry met the "Love of his life", Linda, in January 1967, and they were married on 11/29/1968. Their love story includes 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. It also includes many more children of the heart, who claim Larry as their special papa, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. All a huge part of his life. 

Devoted to his family, Larry was involved in it all. Sports, Girl Scouts, camping, practices, coaching, chaperone duties, snuggling or discussing anything. Parenting was a privilege, priority, and joy for him. 

Larry and his family lived in the Twin Cities until 1990, forging lifelong friendships in the Columbia Heights area for 15 years. He held several jobs; he worked as a journeyman carpenter, meat cutter, owned a home delivery milk route, and spent 20+ years driving truck. Larry retired from Consolidated Freightways in 2004. 

After he "retired" Larry along with his brother Roger, opened and ran a pawn shop in Chippewa Falls WI for about 5 years. He would often stay at the lake home on Lake Hallie, rather than commute home, and frequently took a grandchild to "go to work" with him. Larry loved working at the shop and was excellent with the customers.  

Weekends and vacations usually found Larry and the family outdoors. Often in Pelican Rapids MN, at his dads, and eventually in Luck Wisconsin, where they moved to in 1990. A road trip with friends Peggy and Van to Luck, in 1973 was to become that "life altering moment". It planted the seed. 

Larry was an avid fisherman and hunter. It was a passion of his and he loved hunting and fishing with his friends and family.  His hunting trips out west, and fishing trips up north were epic. He patiently taught and nurtured generations, and his company was always cherished. 

Larry and Linda relocated to Luck in 1990 and bought the Jutland Ranch farm in Bone Lake which was a dream come true for them; a beautiful property to grow the family on. They operated a storage business on the property, and annually, filled the 200' pole barn with boats and pontoons. Many customers became dear friends of 20+ years. Daughters Missy and Jodi both have second homes in the area now, on Ward and Blake lakes, creating expanded ways to nurture and continue to grow the Glenn clan strong. 

Larry loved to help others and became a Lion to serve his community as well as volunteered through his church, Bone Lake Lutheran, and did home deliveries for Ruby's Food Pantry.  

Larry forged many friendships and he especially enjoyed his "Old Fart" golfing buddies. They are notorious at all the golf courses near the Luck area and even traveled to the home of John and Lois Olson in St. Martin to "golf in the islands". 

Larry loved animals, and with all those little ones around, always had animals for them to love. Over the years he had horses, steers, lambs, goats, chickens, ducks, guineas, dogs, cats and even his rescued fawn Gabby, and a few years later her son, Jack. Life was good at the farm. 

Larry was very well loved; he was admired and respected by everyone who knew him. His courteous and gentle ways were so appreciated.  

Larry's legacy will always be with those that he loved. His unending love will sustain, and he will be missed in the rhythm of our days. 

Family Wife
Linda (Krogstad) Glenn 

Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren
Melissa (Ted) Meyers
   Glenn Theodore Meyers
   Lindsey Kay Meyers 

Jodi (David) Guelzow
   Jacob Ryan Guelzow
   Joshua Kent Guelzow
   Dylan DuWayne Guelzow 

Melinda Wilkinson
   Samantha Katelyn (Mitch) Oman
      Larry Eugene Oman
   Alexandra Jean (Jayke) Monahan
      Charlotte Riann Monahan
   Jessica Lynn (Cody) Wilkinson
   Franchesca Sue (Jake) Wilkinson
      Vincent DuWayne Wilkinson
      Landon Walters 

Siblings
Ginger Oskey
Jerome Glenn
Roger Glenn (proceeded in death)
Dwight Glenn
Steven (Shelly) Glenn
Michelle Keepers
Scott Glenn
Carla (Dave) Calhoun 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred. 

A celebration of life is being held on Thursday, November 15th, at Bone Lake Lutheran Church.  9:30 AM visitation, 11:00 AM service, luncheon and fellowship immediately following. For anyone interested, the celebrating will continue after the luncheon at Wilkins Restaurant and Resort starting at 2:00 PM. 

Pallbearers
Larry’s grandchildren and great grandchildren will be his pallbearers at both the celebration of life on Thursday, November 15th and at his internment at Fort Snelling, date to be determined. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Luck 715-472-2444.  You are invited to leave photos, condolences or memories at www.rowefh.com . Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center, Milltown. www.wicremationcenter.com .

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Visitation

Thursday

15

Nov

9:30 AM 11/15/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bone Lake Lutheran Church

1101 255th Avenue
Luck, WI 54853

Bone Lake Lutheran Church
1101 255th Avenue Luck 54853 WI
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

15

Nov

11:00 AM 11/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bone Lake Lutheran Church

1101 255th Avenue
Luck, WI 54853

Bone Lake Lutheran Church
1101 255th Avenue Luck 54853 WI
United States
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