|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 2011|
POCATELLO - Glenn James Van Sickle Sr., 86, went home peacefully to Jesus, April 4, 2011, surrounded by the love of his family.
Glenn was born April 12, 1924, in Marysville, Idaho, to Bill and Sarah Van Sickle. As a young child, his family moved to Ashton, Idaho. He attended Ashton High School, where he enjoyed boxing and playing football.
Shortly after graduation he joined the Navy, where he served as a Sea Bee from November 24, 1942, until Dec. 7, 1945.
While on leave in San Jose he met the love of his life and soul mate, Mickey Huckabay. Three months later, on August 11, 1945, they married in Eureka, California. After his discharge they moved to Idaho, where they raised five children and two of his grandchildren, Connie and Kenneth.
Glenn worked at the gun plant, railroad, INEL and then the Caribou National Forest, where he started in the warehouse and worked his way up to purchasing agent. He retired after 30 years of service.
Glenn loved watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and playing horseshoes. He loved making the coffee every Sunday for his church family. He attended the Cornerstone Chapel and he was baptized August 2, 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Mickey Van Sickle; sons, Leo (Mary) of American Falls and Jim (Ruby) of Pocatello; daughters, Glenda (Garth) Herbst of Blackfoot, Florence (Tim) Burwell of Pocatello, Betty (Mike) Beck of Chubbuck; and sister, Darlene Taylor of Fort Hall. In all, he had 20 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Lloyd, Bob and Kenneth, two sisters, Edna McAruther and LaVon Hansen, grandson, Daniel Beck and two great-grandsons, Jessie Red Elk and Trey Van Sickle.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilks Funeral home at 211 West Chubbuck Road. A gathering of friendship will be held Friday evening, April 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held on April 9 at 4 p.m.
The Van Sickle family has requested that any memorial contributions you wish to make, be sent to the non-profit foundation created by Glenn's grandson: The Brandon Greening Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness, 501(c3) No. 17053004381001, 1965 Constitutions Drive, St. Leonard, Md. 20685, or online at BreastCancerInMen.org.
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