Glenn Orland Peterson

30 September, 19538 June, 2020
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Glenn Orland Peterson’s Obituary

The Celebration of Life service for Glenn Orland Peterson, 66, of Flint, will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at *Flint Baptist Church at 11:00 AM. Mr. Peterson passed away on June 8, 2020 from an anoxic brain injury due to complications of open-heart surgery. Glenn was born on September 30, 1953 in Buffalo Center, Iowa. He was raised in the small city of Ledyard, Iowa and began working on their farm at an early age. When he graduated from high-school, he went into the navy for four years and later graduated from Mankato State University. Glenn Peterson is best known for his love for the Lord and his love for his family. He was a man of intentionality and integrity. Glenn showed everyone what a hard day’s work was and would make anything into a competition. He was constantly creating memories with family and friends, whether that be vacations, sitting on the patio by the fire, using drive time to make a call, or shooting guns in the field. Because of his love for the Lord, Glenn was involved in men’s ministry, with an emphasis on accountability and mentoring other men. Understandably, one of his favorite verses was Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 38 years, Linda Peterson; their children, Jeanette Peterson and Matthew Peterson, daughter-in-law Sarah Peterson, and two granddaughters, Robyn Peterson and Josephine Peterson; his parents Orland Peterson and Arden Peterson; his siblings Scott Peterson, Gail Figg, and Curt Peterson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Glenn Peterson will be missed by his family and many others. However, we, as believers, take peace and assurance that he is in heaven with our Lord, Jesus Christ and one day we will be reunited with him! *Flint Baptist Church- 11131 FM 2868W, Flint, TX 75762


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Richard Beem

3 August 2020

Dear Linda, Scott, and Family: As you know even better than I, Glenn was a great guy. He and I became instant friends at Iowa State before he moved on to Mankato. He had a great earnestness about him. When a group of us would walk down the sidewalk, Glenn would do a sailor skip, and we would all laugh. He and I rode motorcycles to my hometown of Monroe WI. Later, after I moved to Houston, I sent Glenn the Sunday help wanted ads, and when he saw the opportunities, he moved to Houston for work and lived with me for about a year. His first job was with Fox Photo. When he married Linda—I came to the wedding—he told me that he could never leave Texas. We kept in touch from time to time. I was very sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. It was a privilege to know him. My sincere condolences. Rich Beem

Susan Dzuran

23 June 2020

My deepest condolences to you Linda, and to Jeanette and Matthew on your sudden loss. I had the good fortune to become acquainted with Glenn through his visits with my former employer. Glenn always had a warm and friendly smile and took the time to ask how I was doing. Even after I retired 2 yrs ago, he saw me out and about town and never failed to come up and greet me.
Glenn was such a fine human being who exemplified his faith naturally. He will be missed.

John & Connie Pedersen

17 June 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Glenn's family. John worked with his Dad, Orland, and Slim Pingel for several years doing carpentry work. Glenn and his brothers were really nice kids. We are so sorry for your great loss. But happy that you all know where he is.
John & Connie Pedersen, Ledyard IA

Vickie Martin

17 June 2020

I am so sorry for Glenn's family and friends at his passing. Our brother Duane so valued his friendship with Glenn and Dean.

Vickie (Pingel) Martin

Karen Kenney (Pingel)

17 June 2020

My condolences to the Peterson family. Glen was a good friend to Duane Pingel, my oldest brother through the years. May you find comfort and peace knowing Glen is spending in a joyous eternity with his Lord.

Chuck Eggerth

16 June 2020

I am Sheila McIlroy's older brother, by two years, so Glenn was right between us. I don't remember as much about him as she does, just that he was a quiet, lanky boy who always sat in the back. I am so glad that he loved Jesus! I will be making his glorious acquaintance one of these days!

Jana Jamisin

14 June 2020

Linda, just heard of Glenn’s death and wanted to say what a kind, friendly, person he was! Someone with a faith front and center in all he said and did. So thankful for his faith and the assurance that he lives, still, in his truest home!
Our payers are with you as you grieve, but not as those without hope! Jana Jamison

Marc Trotter

13 June 2020

I thank God for Glenn and the kind of person he was to me. He was one of those people whose kind face you will never forget. Sincere condolences from Denise and me to Linda and the family.

Glenn was one of those people whom you could really tell cared about you because whenever we spoke, it was not just a case of the typical small talk in which most people engage. Glenn actually cared enough about you to go deeper than that, and he would ask me more specific questions about what was going on in my life. Sometimes, they would be uncomfortable questions, but that is what tells you that he really cared enough to take the time to do so. And it also tells you how much he loved Christ and his brothers in Christ.

Glenn was an example to me of how one can "live in the world, but not be of the world", in that he was a fierce competitor in business, yet conducted himself with the highest integrity and honesty in doing so. And also while maintaining a strong commitment to his family. He will be greatly missed.

Sheila McIlroy (Eggerth)

13 June 2020

I went to the same church as Glenn Peterson in our teenage years. I remember many youth groups, retreats, & outings with him. He was fun to be with & added to the group. He was kind of quiet, but also had a sense of humor. I am glad to hear of his live for the Lord, but sorry to hear of his homegoing. My condolences to the family.

Steven Underbakke

12 June 2020

Glenn was a classmate and friend. He will be missed. To his family, my condolences and will keep him and you in my thoughts. Glenn, LHS class of ‘71 will not forget you.