Glenn L. Vande Garde
Glenn Vande Garde, age 84, of Kadoka, S.D., formerly of Hull, Iowa, passed away on December 27, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center in Canton, S.D.
Services were held Monday, December 31, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Hull. The Rev. Robert Gordon officiated.
Interment was at the church cemetery.
Glenn Lester was born on December 12, 1928, at Sioux Center, the son of John and Ella (Vander Pol) Vande Garde. He was raised at Sioux Center, where he graduated from high school. He also attended Northwestern Junior College in Orange City and graduated from Westmar College in Le Mars.
On May 31, 1950, he married Normaleen Marie Luschen at Ireton. They made their home in Ireton, Boyden, and Hull, Iowa, and Kadoka. After suffering a stroke in early December, he moved to the Good Samaritan Center.
From 1950 to 1957, Glenn was a barber. He then taught classes and coached in the Boyden-Hull schools for 18 years and in Kadoka schools for 13 years.
He was of the Lutheran faith and a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. While living in Hull, he served as an emergency medical technician.
Glenn enjoyed baseball, basketball, fishing, football, golf, hunting, trapping, and woodworking. He also coached baseball, basketball, football, golf, track and volleyball.
Survivors include his wife of more than 62 years; a daughter, Marvella Horstman, of Harrisburg; a son, Bruce Vande Garde, of Cathedral City, Calif.; four granddaughters, Rochell (Scott) Lundquist, Gayle Horstman, Renae (Nick) Buehner, and Jennifer (Brett) Somsen; seven great-granddaughters; and a brother-in-law, John Sas, of Hull.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Horstman; and two sisters, Cornelia Broek and Gertrude Sas.
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