Glenn C. Beermann
March 20, 1944 – October 12, 2020
Glenn Beermann, 76, passed away on October 12, 2020. He was born in Adrian, MN. After growing up on farms in Southern Minnesota, he enlisted in the Navy and became a Navy Corpsman. While working in the Navy Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, he met the love of his life, his wife Lorraine. They began dating and he asked her to marry him during her senior year of high school. As a corpsman, he served with the Marines for a tour in Vietnam. Glenn left active service in 1973 and moved to Pensacola with his wife and two daughters, Renee and Michelle. After 10 years on active duty, he served in the US Naval Reserves until he retired with twenty years of service.
Glenn worked for Baptist Hospital for 31 years, first as an EKG technician and then as an EEG technician. People at Baptist Hospital knew him as a quiet man with a great sense of humor. While working full-time at Baptist Hospital, Glenn earned an AA degree and an EMT Certification from Pensacola Junior College and a BA in History from the University of West Florida. After retiring from Baptist Hospital, Glenn and Lorraine enjoyed travelling around the country visiting friends and relatives. They also travelled to New England in the fall to see the leaves turn, the mountains, and other scenic locations.
Glenn loved to read, grill, and travel. He also loved Bama football, Harley Davidson motorcycles, classic country music, old time rock and roll, and especially the Eagles. But most of all he loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Freida and his brother Luverne.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of 55 years, his two daughters Renee, son-in-law Bryan of Golden, CO and Michelle, his sister Beverly, brother-in- law Milton of Ellsworth, WI and his sister-in-law Jeanie of Bethany, MO, two grandchildren, Brittany (Jeff) of Omaha, NE and Brandon (Ashley) of Golden, CO, 4 great-grandchildren Ariella, Ryker, Teagan and Reagan, nieces, nephew, and multiple cousins.
Glenn was a member of The American Legion, VFW, 4th FSSG (his retired reserve group), and WESCO Senior Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Disabled American Veterans in Glenn’s name.
Glenn’s funeral will be on Tuesday, October 27th at 10:30am at Barrancas National Cemetery on NAS Pensacola. Please meet us at the Walmart, 2951 S Blue Angel Parkway, at 9:45am to form the processional that will be led by the Patriot Guard Riders to Barrancas. The processional will need to be at the back base gate by 10:15 to get escorted onto the base.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Glenn C. Beermann
October 23, 2020
Dear Lorraine and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Glenn's smile and hugs (pre-covid of course) will be greatly missed at the Wellness Center. May you know God's comfort at this time and always. Much love, Lu
October 23, 2020
I've known Glenn for a long time.. We met back in 1979 while in the USN reserves.. drilling at the Naval Hosp Pensacola. The one of many, many memories that really stands out to me is: In the early 80's while recovering from an injury to my foot and not able to work and no income. My power was disconnected for non payment. Not being very ambulatory I was pretty much stuck at the house recovering. Glenn brought by some books he cherished written by John D McDonald.. They were part of the Travis McGee series that McDonald wrote. I cannot tell you what a terrific gesture this was. For me they were the kind of stories that once you started you couldnt put it down! I since have acquired the entire series and often look at them and remember how those stories helped me thru a very rough time and I will forever appreciate Glenn for sharing those with me. . To a friend, shipmate, fellow pool player and all around good guy, I will miss you and your hearty laugh! God Bless you my friend.
October 22, 2020
Glenn was a dear friend for 57 years. My husband met Glenn when they were both stationed @ NAS Jacksonville, Fla. When I arrived, they became my dear friends as well. Oh what to say........He had an infectious laugh. There was not a situation that came up that he couldn’t help you with....always followed by the heartfelt smile and laugh. His family was his greatest love. He was a friend to Jim like no other. So our sweet Glenn, you fought the battle. Now you are resting. Better be waiting at the gate for us . Just in case we can’t get in........especially “Auntie Cheryl”. We love you beyond words, Be good. We will all be together again. “Auntie Cheryl” and “Uncle Bunny”
October 19, 2020
I will miss Glenn and always remember his witt. We enjoyed his company so much. He and I became friends not just work friends. I learned alot from him. Marilyn and I will miss him alot. Lorraine I cannot call you. Would you call back at your convenience and leave your no. Love you both.
October 14, 2020
I knew Glenn when I was married to Keith Dixon. Glenn and Keith were best friends. I also knew Glenn when I worked in Baptist ER and he was an EKG tech. He was a warm and friendly guy to be around. He was always cracking jokes and had a wonderful sense of humor. Glenn was a wonderful man. My sympathies to you Lorraine and family. May God wrap his arms around you at this difficult time.