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W. Gail Glenn

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
W. Gail Glenn

GENESEO – W. Gail Glenn, 85, of Geneseo, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Hammond Henry Hospital emergency room in Geneseo.  

Gail was born May 24, 1929, in Laurel, Indiana, the son of William and Laura (Rodgers) Glenn. He proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Carol M. Flaherty on Nov. 2, 1952, in Amboy. Gail worked at the Illinois Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator and as a supervisor at the Silvis garage for 25 years, retiring in 1991. He attended Geneseo Evangelical Free Church. Gail was a member of the American Legion and a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. He loved his 1929 Model A. He was a talented woodworker, and loved spending time with his entire family.  

Survivors include his wife, Carol; son, Lawrance (Terri) Glenn of Rockton; daughters, Cinda Backlund Fisher (Douglas) of Jackson, Wyoming, and Debra (David) Jones of Geneseo; 10 grandchildren, Kara, Adam, Kurt, Laura, Annie, Sarah, Jacob, Gayle, Katie, and Benjamin; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Russell Glenn and Howard (Marion) Glenn, both of Dixon; and sisters, Opal (Bill) Schaneberg of Franklin Grove and Doris Ail of Amboy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church, with the Rev. Frank Brozenec and the Rev. Stephen Palm co-officiating. Burial, with military honors accorded by the Don Cherry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5083, will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo.

The Gail Glenn Memorial Fund has been established.

Visit vandemorefuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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