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Glenn E. Young

January 1, 1944 — July 17, 2016

Glenn Edward Young, age 71 of Litchfield died Sunday morning, July 17, 2016 at the Meeker Manor in Litchfield with his wife by his side. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield from 4:00 - 7:00 with sharing time at 7:00. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 22 at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be held at Lake Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be used for family travel costs. Glenn, the son of Phil and Audrey (Bacon) Young, was born on December 17, 1944 in St. Cloud, MN. He grew up in Paynesville, MN, where he graduated from Paynesville High School in 1962. Glenn was a baker at the Young's Bakery in Paynesville until 1967 when allergies to flour forced him out of the family business. Glenn soloed on his fifteenth birthday and got his license the day after his sixteenth birthday. He used his flying background to become a flight instructor and charter pilot for Willmar Air Service from 1967-1969. Glenn then became Johnson Bros. first pilot in 1969. After being diagnosed with MS in 1971 he continued to work for Johnson Bros. in a management capacity including truck dispatcher, flight department manager, and weather forecaster for all the job sites. He retired from Johnson Bros. in 1995. After offering Ethel Sorensen free flying lessons, he was united in marriage five months later at Walworth Baptist Church in Ulen, MN on September 23, 1967. Glenn and Ethel were blessed with three children, Matthew, Evonne, and Peter. Glenn had a quick wit and was known for his dry sense of humor. In his younger years, he was a member of the talented and humorous Black Straps marching drum group. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing adult hockey, and was a skillful woodworker. He used his woodworking skills to build a Tempete airplane with Ethel. They then built an aluminum plane (T-18) together. Glenn spent a lot of his life volunteering for areas in his life that he was passionate about. He enjoyed being active in church where he taught Sunday school, worked with the boys groups, and the youth groups, He also ran the sound board. He was a member of Harvest Community Church. He supported and was very active in Litch D/C Hockey, where he was a past president, treasurer, coach and team manager. He ran the clock for youth and high school games, made wooden plaques for each child, scheduled referees and sharpened skates for many years. He was also on the District 5 hockey board. He managed the Litchfield Airport many years and was the flight coordinator for Wings of Mercy. He also did a daily weather program on KLFD (Litchfield) and the KASM (Albany) radio station for many years. Glenn is survived by his wife Ethel Young of Litchfield, MN; children Evonne (Bob) Fix of Maplewood, MN and Pete (Tija) Young of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa; grandchildren Joel, Seth, Leah and Sela; sister Carolyn Welter of Paynesville, MN and nephews Mike, Mark, and Dan. He is preceded in death by his parents Phil and Audrey and son Matthew.Previous Events Visitation Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home 316 Sibley Avenue South Litchfield, MN 55355 Visitation Friday, July 22, 2016 11:00 AM First Lutheran Church 703 South Sibley Avenue Litchfield, MN 55355
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