- February 3, 1936 - February 16, 2017
- Appleton, Wisconsin
of Glenn's Passing
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“I used to ride to SPHS with Glenn. He was my neighbor. He, Dick and I shared laughs.Sorry for your loss.Aileen Davidson Jacobus Gardner
1 of 24 | Posted by: - Murphy, NC
“My friend Glenn, he has gone to a better place. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. "Home is the sailor, home from the sea. Home is...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Kerstner - Lantana, FL
“Adios Glenn. A friend from Ridgeview Highlands
3 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Roblee
“GODSPEED GLENN, I CHERISH THOSE LONG AFTERNOON VISITS AT THE GENESIS CLUB. THANKS FOR YOUR WISDOM AND GUIDANCE. ALSO THANKS FOR SOME GREAT AA PICNICS.
4 of 24 | Posted by: JIM Spence
“GODSPEED GLENN, I CHERISH THOSE LONG AFTERNOON VISITS AT THE GENESIS CLUB. THANKS FOR YOUR WISDOM AND GUIDANCE. ALSO THANKS FOR SOME GREAT AA PICNICS...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: JIM SPENCE
“I'm so so sorry, to hear of your loss ! As a young man just getting into the AA program, Glen always had kind words of encouragement for younger...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: David VanHeuklon
“Mere words cannot express how sad I am. My condolences to out Anne, Glen's family and all his many friends of Bill W. Glen was a treasure to know and...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Eastman - Green Bay
“On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Glenn's passing. You and your loved ones are in our...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Bill Dixon - Cary, NC
“Sincerest sympathies to Glenn's family. So good to know Glenn from Appleton Retirement Community. He was a joy to know! May God bless you & comfort...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Sheryl Hagen
“Glenn was a great guy that we are very happy to have known. Time and miles have separated us but we have very fond memories of Glenn and his...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Benji and Pam Benzschawel, Gulfport, MS
“John and Family, We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are you with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May your...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Darcy Loomis and Bill Heidel
“Our sympathy to Glenn's family on the loss of this caring and talented man. We knew Glenn through the Genesis Club and visited him in Cortez one year...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Orville & Linda Crane
“Laura, your father was such a fascinating man! So happy is is out of pain and in his forever place. May God give your family peace and a great time...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Linnie Mueller
“To the Denton Family, On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Glenn's...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Nick Nichols - SC
“We have spent the past 35 years together in happy sobriety. After all these years I hadn't even realized that we shared a sobriety anniversary year. ...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Steve Cox and Grace Cox
“Glenn and I were neighbors and "Best Friends" from the time we were four years old. Renewed this friendship later in life and again we enjoyed doing...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Don Guenthner
“Glenn was a friend and colleague when I first began teaching at James Madison and again, later, at Appleton East. He taught me to have fun with...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Greg and Judy Tate
“We are very sorry for your loss, Glen and John booth helped Me fight the good fight 35 some years ago. Good By old friend.
18 of 24 | Posted by: Tom & Carolyn
“So sorry! He was my Geometry teacher in 1988 and he will truly be missed!!
19 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Glaze - Davenport, FL
“Sorry to hear about your loss. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of Glenn as you reflect on a life well lived. Matthew 5:4
20 of 24 | Posted by: John
“Glenn was a wonderful man with lots of stories that I enjoyed listening too. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
21 of 24 | Posted by: Dot Huempfner (Appleton Retirement Community)
“Sorry for your loss of a great man & friend Glenn.Prayers to the Denton family.
22 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Strike - Adairsville, GA
“Thank you Glenn for sharing your experience and hope to a newbie. Eight plus years now - and I promise never to forget. RIP
23 of 24 | Posted by: Kimberlee
“So sorry for your loss, Carrie and I loved Glen, he was so giving and caring.
24 of 24 | Posted by: Maurie Jury
Glenn Denton, age 81, passed away at Heartwood Homes, Appleton, WI, from complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, to the late Neva and Chester. Glenn loved sunshine and had a passion for the Southwest. After high school, Glenn joined the Navy and served in the submarine service from 1955-1958, obtaining his silver dolphins in 1956. He was very proud of serving in the Navy. Glenn, his wife, and their three children then moved to Appleton, WI to pursue a career in teaching as a Junior High School Math teacher, later obtaining his master's degree in Mathematics Education. After retiring from teaching, Glenn went back to college to obtain a master's degree in Archeology and Anthropology to fulfill his passion for studying artifacts and spending time in nature. He worked in the four corners area of the Southwest for the U.S. Forest Service with special friend, Anne Bremer; his favorite places were Chaco Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon, and the Anastasi ruins. Glenn spent many hours volunteering for local food pantries where he lived and also volunteered at the Anasazi heritage museum. Glenn is survived by three children: Laura Denton (special friend Mark Jacklin), John Denton (Patti), and Heidi Denton. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Danielle Van Nuland, Anna Van Nuland, Brent Denton, Chelsey Denton, Teddy Valdez-Denton, and the twins Neva and Leo Valdez-Denton. Glenn is also survived by his ex-wife Barbara Denton, ex-daughter-in-law Gaydean Valdez, and his many friends of Bill W. He was preceded in death by ex-son-in-law Don Van Nuland. Glenn's greatest blessing was his 35 years of sobriety. Glenn had a spiritual connection and read The Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23, his favorite psalm, every night while he was still able to read. In his last few months, he and his son John prayed together to Jesus frequently. There will be a celebration of life for Glenn at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, 54911. There will be a time of visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the celebration of life. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Genesis Club, a local nonprofit. The family would like to give special thanks to Appleton Retirement Community and Heartwood Homes, who took wonderful care of Glenn in the last years of his life, where he made many heartfelt connections.