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Glen Edward Eggleston

November 25, 1941 May 13, 2008
Glen Edward Eggleston
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Obituary for Glen Edward Eggleston

Worthington, Minnesota
 

     Glen Edward Eggleston Jr., passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the age of 66.  Glen was born to Glen and Margaret (Rohwedder) Eggleston Sr. on November 25, 1941 in Worthington.  He attended Worthington High School where he was a record-setting athlete in track and field.  He was also involved in the school’s drama department and was a Golden Gloves Boxer.
     After graduating high school in 1959, Glen joined the army, where he served for two years.  After leaving the military, Glen studied at Minnesota Bible College in Minneapolis.  Over the years, he worked with Control Data in Minneapolis, did construction work for several years, worked on the railroad and functioned in several roles with Swift Meat Packing.
     While the railroad was one of his favorite jobs, Glen found the most fulfillment in his most recent role as a Counselor with Southwestern Youth Services in Fulda and Magnolia.  Glen served as a mentor, counselor and sometimes father figure to many at-risk children over the past several years.  He loved this role and thrived as he was able to invest in the lives of children who had experienced many difficult circumstances in their lives.
     Glen married Carol Lolkus Taylor on March 3, 1972.  He was a faithful member of Worthington Christian Church since his childhood.  He served in many roles within the church over the years.  He was also a member of the local Masonic Lodge, where he served as Master and Treasurer.  Glen was actively involved with Alcoholics Anonymous for 24 years and facilitated meetings for many years.
     Glen was a very intelligent man and seemed to know something about everything.  He was a voracious reader, participated in a local “Great Books” discussion group and loved to write.  He was known for his quick wit, funny remarks and was always good for a random thought or meandering story.  He also had an unwavering trust in God, which was a source of great peace for him.  He was truly a unique, talented and creative person and was never afraid to just be himself.
     Many of us will miss him for these things, but he will be missed the most for being an extremely loving husband and father.
     Glen is survived by his wife Carol Eggleston of Worthington, his daughter Charlotte (Ed) Hudgins of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, two sons:  Glen William and Michael, two brothers:  Richard (Dottie) Eggleston of Olympia, Washington and William Eggleston of Manchester, New Hampshire, three sisters:  Dorothy (Ray) Hindt of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Patricia (Bud) Henderscheidt of Worthington and Marcy (Gerald) Allred of Des Moines, Iowa as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his very special daughter Roxanne Taylor and his brothers Wayne Eggleston and Timothy Eggleston.
     Glen, we love you and we miss you.  We know that God and time will heal and bring comfort, but there is a hole in our hearts that will not go away until we are with you in heaven.
     Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating.  Burial of his cremains will be at a later date.  Glen was an organ donor.  

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of arrangements.

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