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Glenn Muzik, 84

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Glenn Muzik, 84, Alexandria, died of complications of Parkinson's disease on March 18, 2009 at Bethany Home.

Glenn was born June 13, 1924 in Lake Mary Township, Douglas County, to Louis and Helen (Carter) Muzik. He attended District #13 grade school and after graduation he began working on the farm where he was born.

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On October 22, 1951, Glenn was united in marriage to Arlene Botzet of Carlos at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River. In 1952 the couple took over management of the family farm where they raised their three children, Bill, Bob and Mary.

Glenn enjoyed deer hunting at Berg's farm and fishing, especially when he was able to take his grandson, Lynn, along. He enjoyed all of his grandchildren, liked John Deere tractors, helping his sons with fieldwork, and driving the large modern tractors. He also enjoyed watching sports on television, especially the Minnesota Twins.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Muzik of Alexandria; son, Bob and friend, Deb Verpy, of Lowry, son, Bill and wife, Karen, and their children, Lynn and Kayla on the family farm near Alexandria, daughter, Mary and husband, Rick Reigstad. of New London and their children, Mario, Sara, Amy and Becca; and also two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Ed and wife, Bev Botzet and family of Carlos and Fred Botzet and family of International Falls; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harvey Muzik; sister, Mary Lou Unger; brother-in-law, Leo Unger; father-in-law, Paul and mother-in-law, Selma Botzet; and sister-in-law, Becky Barthel.

Glenn will be missed by his family and friends. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He no longer has to struggle with his Parkinson's disease.

Mass of Christian Burial was held March 21 from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Steven Binsfeld officiating. Kayla Muzik was the cross bearer. Entombment was at St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum with Lynn Muzik, Dan Muzik, Joe Unger, Norman Schuhmacher, Kevin Huwe, Rick Reigstad and Mario Reigstad serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Sara Reigstad, Amy Reigstad, Becca Reigstad, Rowan Haven, Renner Haven and all the friendly visitors of Glenn.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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