Glennis Edwin Amber

June 24, 1938September 10, 2022
Obituary of Glennis Edwin Amber
Glennis Edwin Amber, 84, passed away on September 10, 2022. Glenn was born on June 24, 1938 in Bussey, Iowa to Robert and Marguerite (James) Amber. He was an electronics technician for the Nevada National Guard in Reno for 14 years and then the 132nd Fighter Wing of Iowa Air National Guard. He retired after 37 years of service. On April 23, 1966 he married Elaine Goetz and together they raised their family in West Des Moines. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Glenn was an avid golfer and loved to take his morning walks. Fishing, reading, and volunteering were activities that he enjoyed. Glenn’s had a devout faith and was active at Sacred Heart Parish where he was a member for over 40 years. He also was active in the Knights of Columbus for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine; sons Jeff and Sean (Melonie); grandchildren Garett, Quinn, Hudson, Isaac, Finn, Madison, Brianna, and Tanner. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marguerite, step-parents Bill and Faye Guffey, and step-brother Ray (Joyce) Amber. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am Thursday, September 15 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening at Sacred Heart. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart. Serenity Prayer God, grant me the Serenity To accept the things I cannot change... Courage to change the things I can, And Wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will. That I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022


Wednesday, September 14, 2022


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial