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Glen Arthur Tiesler

August 1, 1936 July 27, 2015
Glen Arthur Tiesler
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Obituary for Glen Arthur Tiesler

Little Rock, IA


      Glen Arthur Tiesler, 78, was born on August 1, 1936, on the family farm in Little Rock Township. He was the son of Reynold and Tena (Lichtsinn) Tiesler. Glen graduated from Worthington High School. He married Gayla Gerdes in 1955 and they had six children. She later died in April of 1989. He farmed his whole life. Glen married Jan Broesder on July 21, 1990, in Sibley, IA. He served on the Southwest Mutual Insurance Board for 30 years. Glen enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, trapping, the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and family get-togethers. Glen died on Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Glen is survived by his wife, Jan of Little Rock, IA; 10 children, Duane Tiesler (special friend Kelly), Bill (Deb) Tiesler, Mark (Lisa) Tiesler, Matt (Dorothy) Tiesler, Glenda (Kevin) Dreesen, Nancy (Todd) DeGroot, Merry (Paul) Close, April (Dale) Johnston, Amy (David) Thiesse, and Paul Broesder (special friend Sam); 26 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Louise Vis; sisters-in-law, Donna Tiesler, Bonnie (George) Pomrenke, Delma (Larry) Clausen, and Eileen (Richard) VanLangen; brothers-in-law, Howard (Sue) Vis, Craig (Deb) Vis, and Daryl (Lisa) Vis; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Gayla, and his brothers, Walt and David.

      Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Sibley, IA, with Pastor Barbara Kopperud officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

      Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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