My children and I, together with their families, want to let our friends and colleagues know of the passing of Glenn G. Deutz. Glenn passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, due to complications of Parkinson's disease.
Glenn was born on Jan. 24, 1934, in Marshall to Hubert and Cora (Kerkvliet) Deutz. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1951 and worked for his father at Deutz and Crow Ready Mix. He was united in marriage to Dorothy S. Dastych on June 28, 1954.
Glenn served in the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany, during the Korean War. He returned to finish his degree and pursue his love of education. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from St. Cloud State University and went on to spend 33 years teaching chemistry and math at St. John's Prep, St. Cloud Apollo, Tech High Schools and spent one year teaching in Melk, Austria. Glenn also worked as an insurance and investment broker prior to retiring in 1997.
For the past 45 years the couple made their home on Kraemer Lake in St. Joseph. As an active member of the community, he will be remembered for his involvement in the original construction of the Kennedy Elementary School and the remodeling of the parish church, having served on both boards. Glenn was a member of the Lions, American Legion, Kiwanis, and NEA.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy, son Michael (and Jodi) and daughter Tracy (and John) Deutz-O'Connell and grandson Tyler. He is also survived by his brothers Ronald (and Mary), Duane (and Sharon), Loren (and Lynn) and David (and Chris), and sisters Antoinette "Toni" Anderson, Dolores Pidcock, Marion Mulvahill, Judy (and Alan) Olson, Gretchen Kellogg, and Janet (and Bob) Carlson.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers Hubert Jr., Mark and Tom and sisters Marcella Crow and Arlene Deutz.
Glenn's family will miss him, his supportive love, his wisdom and inspiration which he brought to their lives.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Relatives and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.