Glenn Gladding HALL

March 11, 1927September 14, 2020

Glenn G. Hall, passed away on September 14, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Blue Island, Illinois on March 11, 1927.

He is survived by his wife, Carla; sister, Beverly Ludwig; children Dale (Michele) Hall, Beth Wilkes, Ellen (Bret) Nealis, and Peggy Rosner; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces, a nephew, and friends. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his father, Glenn G. Hall Sr., mother, Ruth (Hills) Hall, and brother, Wayne Hall.

Mr. Hall graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and then spent his working life as a mechanical design engineer at several employers until his retirement in 1989.

Glenn was interested in photography his entire life and had a collection of thousands of photos from every type of event and function you could imagine. He was a member of the Indianapolis News team, photographing the Indianapolis 500-Mile race from Turn 2 between 1964 and 1996. This led to his acceptance as a member of the Indianapolis “500” Oldtimers Club in 1994, which he supported for the rest of his life. His other lifelong interest was steam engines, and this led him to join the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in 1992. Until his death, he participated in many work sessions to restore historic buildings and equipment owned by the railroad.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc, 4421 McLeod NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87109;


Glenn Gladding HALL

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Melva Head. cousin

October 24, 2020

When I was 11 my parents took me to Chicago one summer.. it was then I met Glenn. He was fun and interesting. I especially enjoyed the model rail road and town he had built in the basement. Even the windows moved. A treat I'll never forget.
Cousin Melva Head, California

Lori Okimura

October 13, 2020

Dearest deepest sympathies and condolences on Glenn's passing. I always enjoyed the moments we could visit together, and he was certainly so very lucky to live life with a partner like you. Warmest Aloha from your Island 'Ohana. We love you!

Phyllis Bailey

September 29, 2020

Glenn was quiet and unassuming until he got to talking about any railroad! The few times I saw him, I felt he was a man of character. He loved his wife and Penny, the cat. Rest in peace, Glenn.

Susan Rebel

September 24, 2020

Clara was so fortunate to have Glenn. He was loving and supportive. I was told before I married an older man that they were the best because they knew how to take care of a woman.

Cathy Casey

September 24, 2020

Special man for sure, and loving grandpa to my kiddos. Rest in Peace, Glenn!

Ellen Nealis

September 24, 2020

When I was little, I loved to watch Dad while he tinkered on the workbench in the basement. He could fix anything!