CHATSWORTH — Glen L. Dehm, 90, Chatsworth, died at 9:50 p.m. Sunday (May 20, 2012) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth, with the Rev. Garry Gromley officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Chatsworth Cemetery. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth, the Chatsworth Township Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Glen was born May 24, 1921, in Ford County, a son of William and Hattie DeBoor Dehm, the third of five sons. He married Marilyn Wilson on Aug. 21, 1943, at the Methodist Church, Chatsworth. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Cary “Snook” (Jane) Dehm, Chatsworth; and Scottie (Tammy) Dehm, Lexington; one daughter, Gayle (Dennis “Sport”) Hornickel, Chatsworth; one brother, Lyle “Ike” (Wilma) Dehm, Chatsworth; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Glenda Carol Dehm; one son, Jimmy Dehm; one daughter, Glenna Rae Dehm McGreal; three brothers, Weldon, Lloyd (Bones) and Leland (Verneil) Dehm; and one grandson, Eric Dehm.
Glen was educated in the Piper City schools. He and his wife, Marilyn farmed in the Chatsworth area until he retired at the age of 88. He also sold Funks and Golden Harvest Seed for 40 years. In 1949, Glen became the fourth generation to own the property at 103 E. Elm St. in Chatsworth, where he built their home in 1950. Marilyn still resides there. They wintered in Naples, Fla., for 30 years where Glen enjoyed fishing and pitching horseshoes with friends.
Glen was an avid collector of antique farm equipment. He could be seen at most land and farm auctions. Glen and his family enjoyed driving the tractors in the Heritage Days Parade in Chatsworth every summer. He as a member of the Thresherman’s Reunion Association of Pontiac, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Wauseon, Ohio. In the 1960s, Glen and his son Snook entered many local tractor pulls.
He served on the Chatsworth High School board for nine years. He belonged to bowling and dartball leagues in the community.
Glen was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa who will be greatly missed.
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