Glenn Elwyn “Jake” Felmlee, age 82, of Cokato, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
A celebration of Glenn’s life will take place at the Elim Mission Church in Cokato Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Minnesota Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements are being handled by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com.
Glenn was born July 10, 1930, in Jim Falls, WI, the son of John and Bessie (Sherman) Felmlee.
He graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1948.
Glenn joined the US Navy Air Force in 1950, and spent the next four years in the Korean War as a gunner. He was a proud veteran and loved his country dearly.
In 1951, Glenn married Norma Jean Barthen. Three boys and three girls were born to this union.
Glenn entered the insurance business after the service and continued in that occupation for the next 60 years as a dedicated, trusted agent. He always went above and beyond the call of duty with his clients, remembering all of them on their birthdays with a card and personal note.
In 1978, Wanda came into Glenn’s life, and they were married in 1979. With her two children and his six, much joy was brought into their lives.
Glenn was an avid Packers fan, and a deer hunter. He enjoyed playing many sports in his life including donkey baseball, boxing while in the Navy, church volleyball, and in most recent years, senior softball.
In 1974, Glenn donated one of his kidneys to his brother in one of the first-ever kidney transplants at the University of Minnesota.
Glenn will always be remembered as a very kind, compassionate, and caring man, who never spoke a negative word about anyone. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Besides his wife of 33 years, Wanda, Glenn is survived by his children: sons Jack, Mark, and Matt; stepson Darren Bruss; daughters Dawn Harrison, Lisa (Mike) Windsor, and Gina Wilson; and stepdaughter Starla Powers; grandchildren Stacy, Joshua, Jason, Jenifer, Sarah, Ashley, Alison, Abbie, Dustin, Nicolette, Tucker, Isaiah, Courtney, Tanner, Anissa, and Hayley; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.