Glenn William Thorpe was born March 4th, 1923 to Norwegian immigrants, on his family farm in Stone Lake, Wisconsin. He was their last living child. Glenn was the 7th of 8 children born to Christian Johann Thorp (Torp) and Olga Annette (Johnson) Thorp. On May 24th, he died peacefully at the age of 90, in the home he lovingly built for his wife, Gloria Marie Wood Thorpe (deceased) and his children Judith (Thorpe) Fedo and Gordon Luther Thorpe.
Glenn is survived by daughter, Judy (Michael) Fedo and granddaughter, Kimberly Fedo; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Chelsea Frolik; as well as, granddaughter Kacey (Fedo) Bostrom (Warren) and great-grandchildren, Madeline Zoe, Wyatt, and Sofia Bostrom. He is also survived by his son, Gordon (Patricia Kowalski Thorpe) and grandchildren, Helen Perotti and Kathryn Thorpe.
Following Glenn’s 1979 retirement, after working 38 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, he was awarded the Commendation for Meritorious Service by Governor Thompson. In later years, Glenn was the DNR’s heavy equipment operator, who dredged bodies of water to improve fishing and boating around the state. Earlier, he was responsible for creating and constructing the large seine nets, which allow the harvesting of fish during the spring spawn. He and others would then plant the spawned egg hatch throughout northern counties in the state, improving the sport for all.
A World War II veteran, Glenn was an avid outdoors man, who enjoyed fishing, trapping, and hunting, throughout his life.
Though Glenn was a very quiet and private man, he shared his dry sense of humor into the very last days of his living. His family will forever love, admire, and respect this strong and thoughtful man.
The celebration of his life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spooner, Wisconsin, with visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 with funeral services at 11 a.m.
The Dahl Funeral Home of Spooner, WI is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dahlfh.com