Glenn "Duke" Dwight Brickley

May 23, 1952July 23, 2018

Glenn Dwight “Duke” Brickley, 66, passed away July 23, 2018. He was born in Bluffton, IN on May 23, 1952, the son of the late Alfred Dean Brickley, and Gelene Brickley, who survives. Duke was a member of American Legion Post 241 in Waynedale, IN. He enjoyed boat racing and greatly loved his friends, family, and enjoyed life to the fullest. Surviving are his mother, Gelene Brickley; sisters, Linda (James) Gerber, Jeanne (Paul) Fate, and Cheryl (Dick) Bunn; brother-in-law, Curt Brames; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jackie Brickley, and Emy Lu Brames. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819, with calling from 9AM to 11AM. Burial will take place in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gelene Brickley.


  • his mother, Gelene Brickley



  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018


  • Final Resting: Covington Memorial Gardens

Glenn "Duke" Dwight Brickley

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Rose Hockenberry

July 26, 2018

So sorry to hear of " Dukes " passing. We are sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Rosalee H, / Richard Brown

Mark Smith

July 26, 2018

I met Duke in the mid 1970’s. We were all young and in the prime of life. I had been back from Vietnam close to six years when we met at Roy Stuffs House.
Oh boy did we have a good time; we partied, we drank, and we barbecued. Then we would hop on our Harley’s and hit the different bars around town and then end up at the Hook and Ladder or the Hideaway. We raised hell back then and yet we backed one another up if there was trouble. Barroom brawls, hard drinking, a lot of healing, and a lot of memories.
Me, Springhead, Bruster, Roy, Willy, Leadhead, and the rest of the gang would go to the Nationals and camp out at the Drive Inn across from the Drag races. At night the movies played all through the evening and into the morning with all of us celebrating.
Then to the drags we would go with hangovers in an expectation of more fun.
At my house in the country we would party on weekends swimming, drinking and eating. One day Duke tried to push me in the pool, well - I twisted around and I landed on top of him as we hit the bottom, with a rush of air bursting from Dukes lungs with massive bubbles rising to the waters surface. We both came up at the same time gasping.
A week later Duke told me he broke several ribs and that it was my fault. Then he said, “Polo I’m not going to play with you no more!” Smiling he then told me to lose some weight.
All throughout the years I would see Duke off and on. Watching as age and life’s different hurts cut lines of wrinkles that time leaves with us all.
The last time I saw Duke was at his house on Windchester Road several months ago. We talked a while about life and the good old days, just reminiscing in the fondness of what once was.
The last three weeks I looked for his car in the driveway and it was not there. I wanted to stop by and visit, but it was not to be.
Rest In Peace my friend.

Cindy Sharpe Roth

July 25, 2018

I will miss you but now your with some good people,keep Mike inline Love and miss you cousin

Vickie Turner

July 25, 2018

Duke was such a fun guy to talk to. I hadn't seen him quite some time but will still miss him. Waynedale won't be the same without him. So sorry I can't make it to funeral. Fly high, DUKE.

Mike & Jan Fate

July 25, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mike & Jan

Nancy Mcatee

July 25, 2018

Duke was my sister Gail"s first true love. They share a beautiful daughter together. .Shannon Minnie. He was so handsome that all the girls had a little crush on him.. RIP my friend.....