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Glen J. Pell

Monday, October 29, 2007

Glen J. Pell, 84, Carbon, retired teacher and farmer, passed away Oct. 28, 2007, at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1923, to Jacob A. and Lottie (Morlan) Pell in Clay County, Indiana.

Glen attended Van Buren High School, graduating in 1941. He was attending Purdue University when called to service in February, 1943. He served under General George Patton in the European Theater of War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. When honorably discharged in 1946, he resumed his studies at Purdue University, graduating in 1949 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture. He attended Indiana State University obtaining his Master's Degree.

Glen was Assistant County Agent in Marion County for 2 ½ years, returning to Clay County for a teaching position at Van Buren High School teaching Agriculture, Science and Wood Shop. In 1980, he retired with 29 years of teaching, and then worked at the Putnamville Correctional Facility as Dairy Foreman.

As a young man, he was a member of the Lena Church of Christ and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #2, Veteran's of Foreign War Post #1127. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge of Carbon Lodge #529 and Grower's Co-op. He was 4-H Leader for many years of the Van Buren Hustlers and FFA Supervisor while teaching at Van Buren High School. He was an active 4-H and FFA Judge at various county fairs and was a Poultry Superintendent alumni of the Indiana State Fair.

On Sept. 4, 1946, he married Norma (Ames) Pell by the Rev. T. Fleming. He is survived by his wife of 61 years and eight children, D.J. Pell, Karin and John Rogers, Alan and Lessa Pell, Ronald Pell, Nancy Wetnight, Jana Frye and Holly and Sam Redenbarger, all of Brazil, and Gary "Pete" Pell, Fruitland Park, Fla. He is blessed with 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Also, a brother Bernard Pell, Lansing, Mich., sisters-in-laws Vadonna Pell and Mildred Frazier and brother-in-law, Virgil Ames and wife, Loretta, Brazil, and several nieces and nephews. His parents, three brothers, four sisters and three grandsons preceded him in death.

Services for Mr. Pell will be at Lawson -- Miller Chapel Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bill Price officiating. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be beginning the service with a walk through and will provide military graveside rites as well. Burial and committal services will be at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m., and again from 7:30 a.m., until time of service Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. At the families request casual attire is suggested. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.