Glenn S. McPadden Sr., age 87, of Annandale, formerly of Norwood Young America, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.
He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Camden Township, Carver County, the son of Stephen and Anna (Ittel) McPadden. Glenn was baptized Sept. 17, 1922, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America by the Rev. M.F. Abraham, and confirmed April 5, 1936, at the same church by the Rev. W.P. Kramer.
Glenn was united in marriage to Pearl L. Reinitz Aug. 21, 1943, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parsonage in Norwood Young America by the Rev. W.P. Kramer. They were blessed with five children, and 57 years of life together.
Glenn was at Camp Fanny, Texas serving in the Army Infantry division when he was called home to care for the family farm upon the death of his only sibling, Lloyd. He continued farming a few years, then worked at Clarks in Minneapolis making ironing boards.
He then worked for the Swift Meat Packing Plant, Minneapolis Moline, and Methodist Hospital as a janitor, and finally at Honeywell as a tool crib operator. Glenn retired from Honeywell because of health issues.
He kept busy helping his wife in her drapery business, putting up curtain rods, blinds and shades. Everyone knew when they were around when they saw the Pink Lincoln driving by.
Glenn loved visiting and helping his children and reminiscing about the good old days with cousins and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to Old Tyme dances.
It was at a dance that he met another special woman in his life, Delores Nicka. They were married Aug. 23, 2003, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale. They had six wonderful and happy years together.
Even though Glenn faced many health issues and kidney dialysis, he never complained. He always had a smiling face and that contagious laugh. His faith in the Lord brought him through every difficulty he faced. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Pearl; grandson Stephen McPadden; parents Stephen and Anna McPadden; and brother Lloyd McPadden.
He is survived by his loving family: wife Delores; sons and daughters-in-law David and Sharon McPadden of Dent, Glenn and Diane McPadden Jr., Michael and Deb McPadden, all of Norwood Young America; daughters and sons-in-law Diane and Rolland Lindemeier of Norwood Young America, and Marcia and Daniel Duda of Anoka; stepson Steven Elfstrand and fiancée Maggie of South Dakota; stepdaughter Dawn Robertson of Monticello; and sister-in-law Donna Reinitz of Brownton.
Glenn is further survived by grandchildren Bryan McPadden, Christine Strube, Tammy and Ron Schug, Thomas and Sandy Lindemeier, Tracy and Jerry Braun, Amie and Mike Miller, Dr. Jaimee McPadden, Christopher McPadden, Wendi McPadden, Cynthia and Paul Sikorski, and Craig Droege; 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America with the Revs. Scott Gustafson and David Winter officiating. Interment was at Mau Memorial Cemetery, Young America.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and continued Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Casket bearers were Glenn’s grandsons, Bryan McPadden, Thomas Lindemeier, Christopher McPadden, and Craig Droege; nephew James Reinitz; and stepson Steven Elfstrand.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.