Richard Glenna -- Mabel
MABEL -- The funeral for Richard Glenna will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Mabel American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Glenna, 85, of rural Lanesboro, died Friday (Oct. 22, 2004) at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
He was born May 19, 1919, in rural Peterson and attended an area country school and a Peterson school. From 1940 to 1945 he served in the Army as a welder and served in North Africa in the Mediterranean theater. After the war, he returned to the area and married Marion J. Bremseth Oct. 26, 1945, at Mabel Lutheran parsonage. They farmed in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, for four years, then bought a farm in Amherst Township, where they farmed until 1976, and since that time he had helped his son with the farm work. Mr. Glenna was a member of Highland Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, and the Mabel American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed welding, building bird houses, listening to polka music, playing cards and daily trips to Highland.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Thoben (Bonnie) of Lanesboro; four daughters, Susanne "Sue" (Kenneth) Okada of Lime Springs, Iowa, Sara (Michael) Onsager of Decorah, Iowa, Sherida (Tom) Newgard of Mabel and Sandra (Gene) Goodman of Kasson; 14 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ovedia Ellefson of Rushford, Norma Haselrud of Roseau, Minn., and Muriel (Carlton) Thomson of Austin. A sister and two brothers preceded him in death.
Friends may call from noon until time of the service Wednesday at the church.
Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is in charge of arrangements.