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Glen Ernest "Jiggs" Grunseth
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1920
Death: Nov. 30, 2009

Glen "Jiggs" Ernest Grunseth of Tony died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. He was born on June 29, 1920, to Butler and Karen Waage Grunseth in Ingram. Funeral services were Dec. 4 at Glen Flora Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dwight Hanson officiating and burial in Ingram Cemetery with military rites accorded by Ladysmith Veterans Assn.

He was their ninth child. He was given the nickname of Jiggs at an early age. Glen attended school in Ingram and was the class president in 1940. He married Dorothy Gilbertson in Duluth on Nov. 20, 1941. He was drafted into WWII and served in Europe.

Glen was a lifetime member of the VFW here in Ladysmith, a past commander, and a member of the American Legion. He was a Republican. Glen was also a Mason for 45 years belonging to Mystic Tie Lodge in Ladysmith. He farmed for a time, worked at the Sash and Door, Rudys Radio and Television, Gerber Brothers Ford, and Ray Droege Pontiac Cadillac. Glen was the Veterans Service Officer from 1961 to 1970 and sold Prudential Insurance until his retirement in 1980. He lost his wife Dorothy to cancer in 1979.

He loved fishing and living on Lake Flambeau. He loved hunting with his many hunting dogs, sons, family and friends. He loved his later years with his constant companion and dance partner Fern (Charlie) Anderson traveling, fishing, dancing, and doing local parades as the clowns, Jiggs and Charlie, in their clown cart for the past 28 years. He always liked to make people laugh. One of his sayings in later years was, "Never hurry, never worry throughout the day and smell the flowers along the way."

He is survived by Fern (Charlie) Anderson of Cameron; his children Glenda Finstad of Gordon, Wis., Bill (Eileen) Grunseth of Gilman, Bob (Pat) Grunseth of Tony, Sandy (Sherman) Martell of New Berlin, Patti (Neal) Petersen of Watertown, and Tim (Josie) Grunseth of National City, Calif.; his grandchildren Rebecca, Andrew, Deidre, Erik, Jennifer, Anita, Brian, Julie, Christopher, Adam, Matthew, Nick and Ben; his great-grandchildren Veronika, Jacob, Naomi, Tucker, Callie, Dominik, Carter and Olivia; his brother Dale Grunseth of Albuquerque, N.M. and sister Marguerite Wild of Culver City, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Glen was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy, of almost 38 years; his parents; his son Mike; his sisters Anita LeCaptain, Belle Watson, Clara Hon, Dorothy Sybers and Evelyn Mrskos; and his brothers Archie, Frank and Tom.

Funeral services were held at the Glen Flora Lutheran Church on Friday, Dec. 4, with Rev. Dwight Hanson officiating. Burial with Military Honors were provided by the Ladysmith Veterans Association in the Ingram Cemetery. A Masonic Ritual was held Thursday at the Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Ladysmith.
 
 
Burial:
Ingram Cemetery
Ingram
Rusk County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Maintained by: Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jan 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46268103
 

A World War II U.S. Army veteran.
- John Christeson
 Added: Jan. 3, 2010
 
 
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