Glen D. Maikranz Jr.

April 27, 1941September 5, 2020
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Glen D. Maikranz, Jr., 79 of Sugar Land, Texas, formerly of Littleton, Colorado entered the loving arms of the Lord on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Born on April 27, 1941 in Waukegan, Illinois, the son of Josephine (Vignieri) Maikranz and the late Glen D. Maikranz, Sr. Glen graduated from Waukegan High School in 1959. He worked at Blatchford Calf Meal Company, attended classes at Northwestern University and was transferred to Thompson Hayward Chemical Company in Denver, Colorado. He had a successful career in the oil and gas industry and for the last several years he worked as President at General Truck Body Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Houston, TX where he will be truly missed. He is survived by his mother Josephine (Vignieri) Maikranz, sisters Sharon (Rich) Wilkins, Beverly (Doug) Langston, JoAnn (Allen) McGaver and brother Bill (Karen) Maikranz; his children David, Scott, Pam (Aaron) Velarde, and Christopher (Tamara); grandchildren Joshua, Connor, Skylar, Alex and Elise. He was a hard-working man, loving and giving son, father, and grandfather, beloved uncle to many nephews and nieces and a wonderful brother to his four siblings. He was a remarkably generous man who had a passion for travel and cuisine and shared that love with his family and friends. He will live in our hearts forever. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1pm at The Settegast-Kopf Co.@ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land, Texas.

Services will be livestreamed via The Settegast-Kopf Co. Facebook Page. Facial masks are required to enter the funeral home and social distancing must be practiced. In memory of Glen and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation at or call Nikki at 281-491-9474, Ext. 1503.



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Pamela Velarde

September 28, 2020

Dad, I love you, I miss you, I know you are my angel in heaven now. You taught me to be strong, but that is not easy now that you are gone. Spending time in your house this past week without you physically there hurt my heart, but I felt your presence and that made me smile. I could feel you looking down on all us kids and your grandkids sitting in your kitchen raising a toast to you and bonding even more because of you Dad!!!! Until we see each other again!!! I love you more than you’ll ever know and miss you so very much!!! Give Grandpa a kiss for me!!! Love, your daughter ❤️❤️❤️❤️😘

Kandice Poorman

September 25, 2020

Well Babe ~ Today was a Great Celebration of you! The Last few weeks have been rough trying to find our new “Normal” without you, but today, your Family and Friends gathered for you! It is wonderful to hear what an impact you made in peoples lives. There was So much Love, So many Stories with much laughter. I hope you were watching with a smile
You are Missed ❤️

Vincent Maikranz

September 25, 2020

Uncle Glen was not only my uncle, but also my godfather. Although we lived in different states, I always felt the warmth of his love. Whenever there was a gathering we were both at, he always made sure he made time to find, talk and do things with me, even if it was just for a few minutes. I always felt a strong connection to him, no matter how far apart we were or how long we were apart for. We talked over the phone every now and then, checking in on each other to make sure that the other was doing all right. I wish I had started doing that more, and I wish I had started sooner. Shortly before he passed, he called me to check how I had been doing, see where I was for college this semester, and wanted to make sure if everything was all right with my mental and physical state, as well as with the coronavirus situation since I had just moved into what quickly became a hotspot for new cases. When I talked with him to see how he was doing, he said he was doing all right and sounded and felt in his voice and spirit that he was. That's why I was so shocked and devastated when the series of events that eventually led to his passing occurred so rapidly - because he still had, even through the phone, that same warm, unwavering aura of comfort I had always felt around him that told me everything was going to be all right. I've been reflecting on my memories of my time with him, and just thinking about these thoughts makes me feel fuzzy and not alone. I can still feel that energy he gave off when we were together, and it lets me know that he never really left; he still lives on in all of us, because he was such a positive force in all of our lives. I'll miss being able to talk with him over the phone in person, but I also know that he'll always be with me, right there when I need him to be. Uncle Glen, we will always carry you with us moving forward. Thank you for just being you...I will always love you for that. I hope I was able to make you as happy as you made me every day.

Brianna Maikranz

September 25, 2020

Uncle Glen had a presence that could light up a room. He cared deeply about his family and friends, and he always made sure that you knew that he was there for you. I will miss walking into our family functions and hearing his warm, kind laughter.
Love you always, Uncle Glen.
~Brianna Maikranz

John Greer

September 24, 2020

I met Glen shortly after his son sniffed us out the day we moved into our house. Glen was always such a personable person. He provided summer time jobs for my sons. He always had a smile and was so positive in all aspects. I will take that from knowing Glen, why not be positive and charming!! I will miss my friend and neighbor Glen!!!! RIP and thank you for your service to our country and being so supportive to our community.

Cynthia Urbanik

September 24, 2020

My condolences and prayers go out to the Maikranz family in the loss of Glen.
I always looked up to him and admired him. He was kind and I always enjoyed talking to him at family reunions. I’m praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

Love Cindy Urbanik

Robin Greer

September 24, 2020

Glen was an amazing neighbor and FRIEND. One of the funniest memories was a time I asked Glen to lock our little rat terrier, Chief, in a bathroom b/c we had workers coming to the house. I was teaching and said to call and let me know everything’s alright. I didn’t hear from him for over an hour and was getting worried. When I finally reached him, he said sorry Robin but I had to convince your rat terrier he wasn’t a Rottweiler. Glen was always a tough guy you could count on to have your back, but he was also a tender guy who had a great big heart ❤️

Courtney Bollinger

September 22, 2020

My favorite memories of Uncle Glen all have to do with his love of gathering our family. He was notorious for the most fantastic four hour long dinners, full of laughter. Glen was always fully present, enjoying every moment of the time together. I'll miss his booming voice greeting me with "Hi Princess" and will especially miss hearing his laugh.

Leah Schans

September 21, 2020

God. This man has done so much for my family. I’m not gonna lie, when I first heard about Glenn, he intimidated me. But once I was finally able to go visit and meet him with my fiancé Alex and hugs mom Pam, the fun just began there. We would alway go out and have an amazing time. However, I’ll never forget the time we went to visit, we went to the beach and an amusement pier. To my knowledge, he never went on too many rides/roller coaster! However I managed to get him on a water ride and got soaking wet! And not by 20 minutes later, I challenged “the old man” into a whack a mole contest. I miss his short, sarcastic humor that never got old....I will not be able to drink a glass of wine without the amazing memories that Glenn left for myself, my fiancé and the whole family. Glenn, rest is peace, you were and still are so loved.

John & Julie Hinz

September 21, 2020

We have know Glen since Chris and our daughter Lauren were in daycare together. Our fondest memories are when Chris and Glen were on vacation at Atlantis in the Bahamas at the same time our family was there. We enjoyed an excursion to a private beach together, it was a great time. He will be missed!


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