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Glen E. Reinke

February 20, 1937 May 28, 2010
Glen E. Reinke
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Obituary for Glen E. Reinke

Glen E. Reinke

February 20, 1937 ~ May 28, 2010

Lyons-Glen Reinke, 73, died of mesothelioma cancer the morning of May 28, 2010

after a year long struggle with this incurable disease. He was born in Tyler, Minnesota

on February 20, 1937 to parents Arthur and Luella Reinke and graduated from Tyler

High School in 1955. In 1960 he married Joyce Williams of Ruthton, MN where they

lived for 3 years while Joyce taught in Tyler and Glen worked there. In 1963 they

moved to Detroit, OR, where they lived for 12 years while Glen was employed by the

US Forest Service doing fire prevention, road maintenance and heavy equipment

operation. In 1975 they purchased a tree farm on McCully Mountain west of Lyons and

raised sheep, hay, and timber. Retirement came early and in 1992, Glen was able to

devote full time to developing the farm acreage and enjoying his favorite hobbies of

fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with family. For many years he spent the

fall season in Alberta, Canada hunting moose with friends there.

He is lovingly missed by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Rebecca; son-in-law, Joshua

Merrion; sister, Joyce Jensen; brothers, Gerald, Gene, Rodney, and their spouses as

well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two

sisters, Delrose and Gloria, and best friend Windsor, a rescued Weimaraner.

At Glen’s request there will be no formal service. A private memorial and spreading of

ashes will be done at a later time. Contributions may be made to a charity of your

choice or to the Oregon Weimaraner Rescue at in Glen’s


Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services

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