Glenn A. OftedahlJuly 27, 1931 ~ October 16, 2017 (age 86)
Glenn Allen Oftedahl, of Hanley Falls, died on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Granite Falls Care Center at the age of 86.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls. Burial will be in East Yellow Medicine Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday. Arrangements are with Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield.
Glenn Allen Oftedahl was born in Montevideo to Sidney and Emma (Austin) Oftedahl on July 27, 1931. He was baptized and confirmed at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church in Hanley Falls. He attended school in Hanley Falls and graduated in 1949. Following high school he served the United States in the Army. He married Darlene Granell on May 8, 1955 in Clarkfield. They had three children: Mike, Perry and David.
Glenn farmed his entire life. He delivered soft water, drove school bus, and did construction work with Elmo for many years. He was active in the Hanley Falls community and was known for always having a can of paint and a brush in his truck. Glenn helped take care of things at the softball diamond after it was built. He was a lifelong and active member of Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church, served on the City Council, the Hanley Falls Volunteer Fire Dept. for 30 years, was past president of the West Central Minnesota Fire Association, served on the board of directors for Cottonwood Co-op Oil Co., the Sandnes Township Board, and was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; his children: Mike Oftedahl, Perry Oftedahl and David (Lori) Oftedahl all of Hanley Falls; seven grandchildren: Jason Dunn, Chris Oftedahl, David Oftedahl, Teresa Kuehl, Megan (Matt) Birkel Chelsea (Andrew) Goodwin, Barrett (Brogan) Evenstad; six great-grandchildren: Savannah, Lillian, Henrick, Maddie, Naomi, Brianna; and a sister, Elenor Amundson of Richfield, MN.
Preceding him in death were his parents; grandson, Adam Oftedahl, and a brother, Gene.
Memorials preferred to Alzheimer organizations.