Glen Kuebler, Sr., age 78, of Sleepy Eye died on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
Glen Kuebler, Sr., age 78, of Sleepy Eye died on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday from 7:30 until 10 a.m.m at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Father Andy Michels will be officiating. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Glen Lloyd Kuebler, Sr. was born December 9, 1935 in Leavenworth Township, Brown County to George and Mathilda (Hoffmann) Kuebler. He was united in marriage to Darlene Jensen on March 1, 1957 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Glen started out in business by working for the Sleepy Eye Creamery. He then had his own sod-laying business. In 1961, he started the Sleepy Eye Salvage Company. Along with the salvage business, he especially excelled at buying and selling building materials, carpets and appliances for years. In the mid-80s, Glen and Darlene opened up the Sleepy Eye Surplus Store, and he continued to run that store for a decade, until closing it to retire in 1995 to spend more time at his cabin on Lake Mille Lacs. Glen loved to hunt and fish, especially moose hunting and catfishing. He also loved telling stories about it! Glen participated in demo derbies, had annual turtle fries, and enjoyed being in parades with his many specialty and antique vehicles. He was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as a former Grand Knight, started the annual KC auction 46 years ago, and was very instrumental in the design and construction of Divine Providence Community Home. Glen lived life to its fullest and will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by children, Robin Hennen of Sanborn, Rita (Steve) Hertling, Rose (Neil) Mangen, Glen, Jr. and special friend Sandy Heibult, Gary all of Sleepy Eye, Greg and special friend Nikki Malmquist of N. Mankato, and Renae and husband Patrick Berg of Essig; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, John Kuebler of St. James; sisters, Janet (Gib) Hillesheim of Glenwood, and Kathy Vogel of Sanborn; sisters-in-law, Maggie Kuebler of Sleepy Eye, and Esther Kuebler of Arlington; and many nieces and nephews.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene in 1986; son, Grant in 1993; grandson, Danny in 1991; siblings, Beatrice Witt, Doris Sellner, George Kuebler and Charles Kuebler; brothers-in-law, Alex Sellner, Frank Vogel and Milton Witt; and sister-in-law, Delores Kuebler.