WELLMAN - Glenn Wayland Guengerich was born May 24, 1916 in Plainview, Texas, the son of Joel and Magdalena (Yoder) Guengerich. He graduated from Wellman High School in 1935, and from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago in 1940. He served in Civilian Public Service in Fort Collins, CO; Ypsilanti, MI; and Malcolm, NE. On June 21, 1942 Glenn was united in marriage to Elsie Miller in a double wedding with her sister Lydia and his brother Harold at the Wellman Mennonite Church. They made their home in the Wellman community where Glenn worked as an electrician and owned Hawkeye Electric. In 2008 he was awarded Iowa's Outstanding Older Worker award. He was a charter member of the Wellman Mennonite Church and a member of the Jolly Men's Club. He served on the Wellman Fire Department for over 50 years. He volunteered with Mennonite Disaster Service, Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale and the Mennonite Historical Society. He enjoyed traveling and genealogy. Glenn passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Wellman at the age of 101 years.
Glenn is survived by his wife Elsie of Wellman; three daughters: Millicent Hershey of Lancaster, PA; Becky (Dean) Rhodes of Goshen, IN; Anna Marie Guengerich (Jim Yoder) of Wellman; five grandchildren; Matthew (Tamar Bernfeld) Rhodes; Steven (Liz) Rhodes; David (Jessica Zieg) Rhodes; Jenelle (Keith) Hoover; and Julie Hershey; and five great grandchildren: Amaya and Simone Rhodes; and Levi, Sophia, and Jacob Hoover. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Edna Stoltzfus, and four brothers Earl, Albert, Willard, and Harold Guengerich.
Graveside Service will be held at 9:30 AM Thursday, October 19, 2017, in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at the Wellman Mennonite Church. Pastor Nathan Ramer will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2-8 PM on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman where the family will greet friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A memorial fund has been established for Mennonite Disaster Service and Wellman Fire Department. The Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Glenn and his family.
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