Where Caring Is A Family Tradition
Glenn E. Michels, Age 83, of Winneconne, died at home with his family on Friday, September 2, 2022. He was born in Durand, Wisconsin on March 1, 1939, to the late Clarence and Marian (Sweeney) Michels. Glenn was a 1957 graduate of Winneconne High School. On March 25, 1961, he married Arlene Peterson. For a couple of years Glenn worked for the Winneconne Canning Company. After that, he traveled to Marinette on the weekends to learn blacksmithing. After Glenn’s grandfather taught him the blacksmithing business, he built his own shop and took over making air hammer chisels for Berlin Foundry. Glenn was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Winneconne, which later became Winneconne Christian Fellowship, where he served on various committees, was the head greeter, and had rung the church bell for many years, enjoying letting little children take turns ringing the church bell.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene Michels; two children, Michele (Jim) Reiter, Rob (Sue) Michels; grandchildren, Aaron Ness, Adam (Natalie) Ness, Chelsi (Matt) Barney, Melinda (Jeremy) Kruse, Robert Michels Jr., Colton Michels; great-grandchildren, Jazmyne Ness, Leighton Ness, Lochlan Ness, Robbie Kohler, Kyle Kruse, Aubrey Michels, Amelia Kruse; a brother, Jerry (Carla) Michels; in-laws, Dorothy Wentz, Vi Rhyner, Ruth (Chuck) Bradley, Lucille Weidemann, Leroy (Karilyn) Peterson, Rick (Cindy) Peterson, June (Robert) Johnson, Dave (Cindy) Krueger; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Along with his parents, Glenn was also preceded in death by in-laws, Marian Krueger, George Wentz, Skip Weidemann, and Tom Rhyner.
A private graveside service and burial will be held at the Winneconne Cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Gregg & Kay Grudem wrote on September 6, 2022
We were so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. What a wonderful man!! It is wonderful to know that we will see him again, one day. Our love and prayers go with Glenn’s family. Truly a man of God.
Dick and Kay Ehlke wrote on September 6, 2022
Our sincere condolences Arlene and family as you move on without Glen. Had good times with you both years ago as our lives allowed.
Mary Harper wrote on September 5, 2022
Arlene and family, Bob and I send to you our sincere condolences. It was nice to get to see Glenn and you once in awhile when you would donate things for the historical society and I would come and pick them up. May our loving God comfort you in the fact that he is now in heaven with our Lord and Savior. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill Beck wrote on September 5, 2022
My deepest sympathy for your loss Michelle and family sincerely Bill