Glen W. Larson, 80, of Staples died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at his residence in Staples. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Rev. Loren Germann will officiate, and burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. Visitation will be from 4-7PM Thursday at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church in Staples.
Glen was born June 24, 1939 in Staples on the family farm to Elmer and Mary (Mertens) Larson. He is a 1958 graduate of Staples High School. Glen proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1962 until his honorable discharge in 1964. He married Julie Weishalla on June 15, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. The couple had two children together and were later divorced. Glen farmed all of his life; he owned and operated The Spot Café for several years; Glen also worked as a Brakeman for Burlington Northern Railroad from 1960 until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed fishing, hunting (he was known for wearing his blaze orange all year long), and he was passionate about his farm. Glen was opinionated, stubborn, and if he had his mind set on something he was bound and determined to get it done. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed sharing his sense of humor with those who knew him best. Home is where Glen loved to be; he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Glen is survived by his children, Debra (Jim) of Staples, James of Staples; sisters, Donna Duevel, Evelyn (Jim) Nurnberger, Renee Olds; brother-in-law, Don Pavek; grandchildren, Kynlee, Carson, Tasha, Amanda, Lacey; and great grandson, Landon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Pavek; brothers-in-law, Joe Duevel and Don Olds.