Glenn Springer, 91Glenn Robert Springer, 91, died December 28, 2009.
Glenn Robert Springer, 91, died December 28, 2009.
Glenn was born December 19, 1918 in Ponsford to Charles Springer and Gladys (Stowell) Springer. He attended school in Eagle Bend through the 8th grade.
On March 6, 1942, Glenn entered the military. During his service he was active in battles and campaigns in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of the 65th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. All members were awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead for participation in the assault that secured the initial Normandy Beachheads on June 6, 1944. His assigned Beachhead was Utah Beach.
On October 30, 1942, Glenn was united in marriage to Jean Hardy in Phoenix, Arizona.
Glenn was very proud of his service to his country and was honorably discharged on September 30, 1945. At the end of World War II, following Glenn’s discharge from the Army, Glenn and Jean made their home in Carlos, where they began raising their family of eight children.
He taught his children to respect their country, veterans and members of the Armed Services.
Glenn enjoyed outdoor activities, woodworking, and made furniture for his home. In his later years, he crafted many birdhouses and wishing wells.
He is survived by his children, Glenda (Dan) Schimmelpfennig of Apache Junction, AZ, Gloria (Fred) Mastellar of Apache Junction, AZ, Roger and Coy of Alexandria, Joyce (Doug) Muyres of Carlos, Bruce (Elaine) of Parkers Prairie, Janet (Glen) Houle of Ely, Wilbur of Apache Junction, AZ, Glenn (Mary) of Parkers Prairie; 21 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Lloyd of Alexandria and Francis of Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his wife; grandchild, Destiny; seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 31 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Pallbearers were Rich Mastellar, Jay Schimmelpfennig, Michael Diedrich, Greg Springer, Eric Houle, Brian Schimmelpfennig, Zach Springer, Cory Springer, Riley Springer, Cody Springer. Burial was at Carlos Prairie Cemetery in Carlos.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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