Glenn F. Magill, 73, of Atlantic, passed away peacefully at his home and surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
The son of Raymond Victor and Frances Marie Wahlert Magill, he was born October 27, 1940, in Atwood, CO. In 1958 he graduated from the Sterling High School, in Sterling, CO. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marines on June 14, 1958. During his time in the Marines, he received his Sharp Shooter's Badge and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on March 16, 1962. Glenn met Patricia Ann Jeppesen in June of 1962, and they were united in marriage three months later, on September 9, in the Exira Lutheran Church. After marriage, they moved to Denver, CO, for a year, where he worked in trucking. Concurrently, they moved to Kimballton where he worked at and owned and operated the Kimballton Standard Gas Station for ten years. Colorado was always calling, so they moved back out there for 18 months before, returning to Iowa, where he worked on a farm for seven years. Later, he was employed by A.M. Cohron for 25 years, where he was Head Shop Foreman. After that, Glenn worked as a mechanic at Ed's Lawn Equipment for seven years in Atlantic.
Glenn was the current Commander of the American Legion, Post 43, in Atlantic, and in that position, Glenn has enjoyed working with students who have gone to Boys State for several years. He also helped lead the organization of the American Legion baseball tournament and helped organize American Legion scholarships and constitutional speech contests. He played slowpitch softball for many years, enjoyed bowling league, loved getting together with family and was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a huge Broncos Fan! Glenn loved Jesus more than anything and put his relationship with Christ first in his life. Glenn was a member of the First Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Magill of Atlantic; a son, Gary (Cheryl) Magill of Carroll, Iowa and their children, Kelsey, Kyle & Grant; a daughter, Ranaye (Aaron) Siggins of Atlantic and their children, Tian, Alyssa and Brandt; a son-in-law, Roger (Brenda) Hansen of Wiota and Roger and Rosmarie’s children, Raychelle (Jason, Information of Systems Technician, Petty Officer, 1st Class) Thelen, of Pensacola, FL, and Rebekah (Bart) VerMulm; adopted granddaughter, Michalla Taylor; great grandchildren, Jursie and Kaylie Thelen and Chase, Colt & Brynn VerMulm; two brothers, Chester (Ardith) Magill of Leadville, CO, and Kenneth (Irlene) Magill of Cresecent, Oklahoma; a brother-in-law, Lyle (Colleen) Jeppesen of Anita; and a sister-in-law, Donna Harmsen of Anita.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Rosmarie Hansen; his parents, Raymond Magill & Frances Magill; a sister, Rose Marie Blando; two brothers, Larry and John Magill; a brother-in-law, Dwayne Harmsen; and six nephews, Jeff Magill, Kenny Jr. Magill, Kelly Magill, Jim Magill, John Magill, and Timothy Jeppesen.
The Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic is caring for Glenn's arrangements and his family. Condolences for his family may be left at the website at www.rolandfuneralservice.com
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
GLENN F. MAGILL
October 27, 1940
ENTERED INTO REST
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
At the age of
73 years, 4 months, 5 days
10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 22, 2014
First Church of Christ
Pastor Doug Durre, First Church of Christ, Atlantic, Iowa
Pastor Al Hazelton, First Assembly of God, Harlan, Iowa
Pastor Gary Magill of Carroll, Iowa
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
"I Want the People to See Jesus in Me"
"The Old Rugged Cross" - Congregational Hymn
"In the Garden" - Congregational Hymn
Brandt Siggins Tian Siggins
Kyle Magill Grant Magill Bart VerMulm
Lyle Jeppesen Hal Simonton Mel Briles
Roy Wheatley J.R. Betz Bill Hoover
Jim Conn Ed Hamilton Russell Rudy
The Atlantic Color Guard
Glenn's family invites friends & relatives to join them
for lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service.