|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2009|
Glendon Ellsworth Spilde, Sr., the son of the late Louis and Julia (Ligaard) Spilde, was born on Oct. 14, 1924, at his current home in Halma, MN.
He was baptized, confirmed and a life long member of Eidsvold Lutheran Church. He attended the first eight grades at Halma Franklin School and graduated from Karlstad High School in 1942. Glen worked at the Halma Creamery and on the family farm until his induction into the service in 1944. He served in the Philippines with the 1st Co. of the 172nd infantry, 43rd Division, and later occupational forces of Yokohama, Japan. He was awarded a bronze star for his service. While serving in Japan his basketball team won the Championship in Tokyo. He was discharged on Nov. 27, 1946, and returned to Halma. On Nov. 2, 1947, Glen was united in marriage to Lela Pederson. In 1956, they purchased the farm his grandfather homesteaded. He has farmed his entire life, milking cows for 39 years, and raising beef cattle and sheep. In Glen's early years, he could be found at the baseball diamond behind the plate, playing independent baseball with Halma and later Kennedy. He will forever be remembered for his devotion and love for baseball. Glen was a member of the Halma-Lake Bronson American Legion over 60 years and was past commander and charter member and past president of the Karlstad Eagles. He served on the church council and was a board member of the KMNC. Glen and Lela were both very actively involved in their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting activities and could always be found at the gym on game nights. He was an avid golfer, Twins and Vikings fan, enjoyed reading history books and ice fishing with Peder and Beau. Glen always looked forward to hunting season when he was able to spend time with his boys and family. He didn't miss a season even during his failing health. Glen passed away peacefully in the home of his birth on Sun., March 15, 2009, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and one day.
He is survived by his wife Lela of 61 years, children: Julie (Lorne) Spilde, Halma; Peggy (Gene Votava) Porter, Karlstad; Glendon, Jr. (Mary) Spilde, Karlstad; Marcia Spilde Heath, Fargo, ND; Dean (Kristy Paulson) Spilde, of Hanska, MN., and Peder (Heidi) Spilde, Halma; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister: Isabelle Szemes, of Chesterton, IN; in addition to many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Maynard, Joe and Jay; sister: Gloria Pokizywinski, and son-in-law: Gary Porter.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Fri. at Eidsvold Lutheran Church in Halma.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thur. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Collins Funeral Chapel, Karlstad, and at the church one hour prior to services Fri. morning.
Interment will be in the Eidsvold Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Halma-Lake Bronson American Legion Post #315.
Louis Hans Spilde (1893 - 1975)
Julia Ligaard Spilde (1892 - 1967)
Gloria Spilde Pokizywinski*
Isabelle Rose Spilde Szemes (1917 - 2011)*
Glendon Ellsworth Spilde (1924 - 2009)
Jay Spilde (1926 - 1996)*
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Mar 16, 2009
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