Glen Stensrud, 86, Freeborn

Published 9:58 am Monday, January 16, 2012

Glen Leroy Stensrud, 86, of Freeborn, died Friday evening, Jan. 13, 2012, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Freeborn Lutheran Church, rural Freeborn. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.


Glen Leroy Stensrud was born in Freeborn to Olaves and Erma (Olson) Stensrud on Dec. 16, 1925. He has lived in this area all his life. He graduated from Freeborn High School in 1943. He played high school sports and as a young adult played basketball and fast pitch softball for Freeborn town teams. He was a loyal fan of Minnesota Gophers athletics, the Twins and even the Vikings. His travels included a trip to Hawaii and another to the Rose Bowl game and parade in California.

Glen was a farmer and always kept up on the latest and newest trends through magazines and newspapers. He would drive his pickup all over to check the nephews or other neighbors in their fields or just to look at crops. He had served on the Freeborn Township board years ago and was a clerk for many years. He was a member of the ASC board at one time. He gave blood regularly to the American Red Cross and has donated over 10 gallons through the years. Glen enjoyed many years of driving school bus for Freeborn and then USC. He was always interested in the kids and what they did and could do. His church and the church family were very important to him. He helped on many projects and always enjoyed the visiting and coffee time after service. Glen was an honest, hardworking, humble man who liked the simple life. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

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Glen is survived by his brother, Elmer (Merle) Stensrud; his sister, Myrna McKean; nephews and nieces: Carol (Brian) Schultz, Joel (Linda) Stensrud, Dale (Stacie) Stensrud, John (Marcia) McKean, Kevin McKean, Susan (Gary) Lofthus, Christian McKean and Cathryn (Derek) Espy; great nieces and nephews: Katie (Nate) Walton, Jennifer (Eric) Wendinger, Sarah Schultz, Laura Schultz, Andrew Schultz, Chad Stensrud, Jessica Stensrud, Kayln Stensrud, Brayden Stensrud, Kelcey McKean, Kaylea McKean, Keith McKean, Ben (Heather) Lofthus, Matthew (fiancé Jenna) Lofthus, Patrick (Heather) Lofthus, Melanie Lofthus, Taylor McKean, Bailey McKean, Cade Espy and Brock Espy; three great-great nieces and nephews; two aunts: Marvel Bickel and Gen Dullum; and cousins by the dozens.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale B. Stensrud; his brother-in-law, Bert McKean and several aunts and uncles.