Glenn Passer

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 7, 2008

Glenn Homer Passer, 84, of Wells, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Albert Lea. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Wells. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. The Rev. Paul Woolverton will officiate and burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Wells. Military Honors will be provided by the Wells Color Guard.
Glenn H. Passer was born March 10, 1924, the son of Homer and Margaret (Penny) Passer in Wells. Glenn served from June 1943 in the United States Army in the South Pacific Theater-Company I-160th Infantry. He was involved in 1st New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, New Britain, New Guinea; 3-Invasion in Philippines, Luzon, Panay and Negros Islands. Glenn was involved in two Japanese surrenders, one in the Philippines, and one in Korea (involving a truck company and over 100 horses). In September 1945, he traveled from Korea, and was back in the States on Christmas Eve, 1945, when he was honorably discharged from the Army. Glenn was a member of the Wells United Methodist church, Wells VFW and the Wells American Legion, and a life member of the D.A.V. He had worked with poultry and eggs; Harold Frank’s Poultry Farm, Musser and Company, Wells Hatchery, and Mellon Egg Company.
Glenn is survived by one sister: Dean Kontzelmann of Wells; one sister-in-law: Carol Passer of Crystal; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Muriel Zielie and Iowen Passer; one brother, David Passer; two brothers-in-law: Marvin Kontzelmann and Don Zielie; two nephews: Dick and Ron Zielie.

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