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|Paul Calvin Glenn
February 12, 1953–November 30, 2014
|Paul Calvin Glenn, 61, of Ames, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014. Paul courageously fought renal cell carcinoma for the last eight years, living each day to the fullest. He turned a "2 months to live diagnosis" in October of 2006 into eight years of traveling, living, and loving. Paul wished to die at home surrounded by his children and grandchildren and was blessed to have that happen.
Funeral services were held December 3, at 2:00 p.m. at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. Visitation was Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton with a Masonic Service at 7:00.
Paul was born February 12, 1953 in Anamosa, the son of Calvin and Esther (Nicoll) Glenn. He graduated from Olin High School in 1971 and Iowa State University in 1976. He was a member of Farmhouse Fraternity while at Ames. On August 7, 1976, Paul was united in marriage to Shari E. Anderson of Yale.
Paul was a farmer first and foremost. In addition, he was a well-known auctioneer, owning and operating Midwest Appraisers and Liquidators for many years. He also owned and operated Shaul Grain Elevator in Morley, Iowa. He was a realtor and farm manager as well. Paul was a member of the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, a Kirkwood Community College Trustee for ten years, a member of the Olin Masonic Lodge, as well as numerous organizations and civic activities. He was honored as a state champion no-till winner, was made an honorary FFA member, and was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. He was an avid fisherman, card player, and fan of all sports. He had the amazing gifts of kindness, compassion, charity, and love for his large group of friends and family. Paul overcame many obstacles in life and impressed many with his ability to not only overcome, but succeed as well. He and his wife spent his last eight "miracle years" traveling on their "Big Adventures" and fulfilling his bucket list. He will be deeply missed by many.
Paul is survived by his wife, Shari of Ames; daughter, Sarah E. Glenn of Chicago, Illinois; sons, Eric P. Glenn and wife, Cari, of Overland Park, Kansas; and Adam H. Glenn and wife, Kimber, of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Caleb, Isaac and Ava Glenn and Camille and Colette Glenn; his mother, Esther Glenn of Ames, formerly of Olin; sisters, Vicki Glenn-Kayden and husband, Mort, of Boston, Massachusetts; and Karen Fowler and husband, Rick of Oxford Junction. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Chris (Verneta), Larry (Dawn), and Brian (Rhonda) Anderson; and by many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father Calvin as well as his in-laws, Carolyn and Wayne Anderson.
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