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Glen Howard Soper
October 4, 1928–July 31, 2010
Glen Soper, age 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 31, 2010 with his family by his side, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Thursday morning, August 4, 2010 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello, with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Rev. Jonathan Kosec and Rev. Cindy McKenzie officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 8 on Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are his wife, Leona, of 59 years; children, Sandra (John) Brodersen, Olin, David (Jamie) Soper, Center Junction, and Patricia Klocke, Monticello; seven grandchildren, Stacy (Kevin) Osterkamp, Nicki Brodersen, Andrea (Sheldon) Hunter, Jason (Mandy) Soper, Josh (Adriel) Soper, Chad (Rachael) Klocke, and Jennifer (Aaron) Handel; twenty great-grandchildren; his sister, Luella Eichhorn, Wyoming, two sisters-in-law, Betty Steenhoek, Cedar Rapids, Delores (Harley) Dallege, Marion and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law, John Klocke, a sister, Genevieve Monk, and a brother LaVern Soper.
Glen Howard Soper was born October 4, 1928 at Anamosa, Iowa. He was the son of Howard and Grace (Bohlken) Soper. Glen received his education at the Anamosa Schools, graduating with the class of 1947. Glen married Leona Mae French on May 26, 1951 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. The couple farmed in Jones County until 1998 when they moved to Monticello.
Glen was a proud and active member of Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, having coffee with his friends, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his family and talking. His family will miss their "Motorcycle Grandpa"!

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 August 2010

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