OBITUARY

Glenn Norman Coryell

May 9, 1942June 11, 2018
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Glenn N. Coryell, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 11, 2018. He was born in Grand Haven, Michigan to Glenn W. and Flossie Coryell, and was a journeyman electrician, belonging to the IBEW Local #665. He was also a member of the Okemos Masonic Lodge #252 and the Okemos Eastern Star Chapter #267. In addition, he was a member of the Lansing Commandery #25 Knights Templar. Glenn enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years, and the greatest pastime of his life was reading – mostly science fiction and history, but he loved a good Sherlock Holmes mystery. He was phenomenal at Trivial Pursuit, most likely because he enjoyed watching and playing along with Jeopardy so much.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Kay Coryell; his mother, Flossie Coryell; his children, Terri Coryell, Karen Coryell Thomas, Ellen (Jim) Satterlee, and Glenn Patrick (Cathi) Coryell; his 9 grandchildren; his 3 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. Also survived by three sisters; Evelyn (Gary) Boynton, Ruth (Dave) Neitering, Edna (Jack) Button, brother; John Coryell.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11 am at First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive, Lansing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, and on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 3 pm until 6 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All are welcome to attend an Eastern Star Service at 5:30 pm.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.grlansing.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Eastern Star Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Glenn Norman Coryell

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Nancy Hubble

June 15, 2018

When Kay moved out to Valley Farms, I was delighted to have her as my friend..... We were maybe 8 or 9 years old and best friends until, in our teens, she met Glenn, the love of her life! Kay and I got together less and less and I felt shut out.... but Glenn was always kind to me and as I watched him become her new best friend, I realized I was witnessing an amazing, blossoming of something rare and deep. The care and affection was obvious but underneath, it was as if they had known each other forever... Theirs was an unwavering love beyond my understanding. Then I moved away. Many years later, when they came to Kansas to visit, that aura of deep love between them was still there, untarnished and unbroken. Although Glenn has moved on to another part of existence, I am certain he will maintain a watchful eye over his Beloved Kay. What an incredible life to have had such a love!
We send our prayers for ease and have lit candles in our church for Glenn and all his family.
Our hearts and thoughts are with you, Kay and your beautiful family.
Love,
Nancy and Tom

Eded Moore

June 14, 2018

Bud & I went to Sheridan Road school, were in cub & Boy Scouts , as well as explorer scouts. Brings back a lot of fond memories, of the entire family. May GOD give him peace, and my condolences to his family.
Ed Moore.

Tom Eastwood

June 14, 2018

On behalf of the Officers, Staff and Members of IBEW Local 665, we send our deepest heartfelt condolences. We will miss our brother and friend.

Rene' Hillock

June 14, 2018

I send my thoughts and prayers and love to his family... I met them all 25yrs ago when I married his brother-in-law, his wife's brother, Arnie. That's when I met Glenn, the most kindest person I have ever known.. he was so much fun around his children & grandchildren when we went camping in Traverse City , MI. every yr. He was the one who carved the turkey at thanksgiving for Kay, Arnie, his mom & I.. It was a pleasure to have known Glenn who always had a smile & was loved by all...

Karen Cook

June 13, 2018

At our Eastern Star meetings, I loved talking to Glenn about the Detroit Lions and how they were going to do during the year. And when the season started, we would talk about the games, and how bad or how good they were. I will miss that so much.

I feel so thankful to have had known such a great person, and someone whom I always looked up to. I valued his opinion and his thoughts on things.

I will miss him so much. Star love Glenn.

Tracy Wiegel

June 13, 2018

My prayers are with all the family. Glenn will be greatly missed. He was an awesome person. The Coryell's were family to me through out most of my life and their home was my second home. Way to many great memories to list. Very sad day. God be with you all in this terrible time.

FROM THE FAMILY

Glenn N. Coryell

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Glenn and Kay in Alaska

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Glenn and Kay

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Eastern Star Okemos Chapter # 267 "Star of the Year"

Biography

Glenn N. Coryell, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, June 11, 2018. He was born in Grand Haven, Michigan to Glenn W. and Flossie Coryell, and was a journeyman electrician, belonging to the IBEW Local #665. He was also a member of the Okemos Masonic Lodge #252 and the Okemos Eastern Star Chapter #267. In addition, he was a member of the Lansing Commandery #25 Knights Templar. Glenn enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years, and the greatest pastime of his life was reading – mostly science fiction and history, but he loved a good Sherlock Holmes mystery. He was phenomenal at Trivial Pursuit, most likely because he enjoyed watching and playing along with Jeopardy so much.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Kay Coryell; his mother, Flossie Coryell; his children, Terri Coryell, Karen Coryell Thomas, Ellen (Jim) Satterlee, and Glenn Patrick (Cathi) Coryell; his 9 grandchildren; his 3 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.