Glenn Leon Shropshire
September 12, 1923 - March 14, 2018
CLEAR LAKE – Glenn Leon Shropshire, 94, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Concord Care Center in Garner.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Galilean Lutheran Church, 4454 255th St., Clear Lake, IA, with Pastor Scot McCluskey officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Forest City.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake.
Family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of North Iowa.
Glenn was born September 12, 1923, the son of Lewis Clarence and Berta (Leach) Shropshire in Thompson, IA. He married Maxine Moen on March 4, 1944, in Thompson. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2013.
Glenn grew up and attended school in Thompson before joining the United States Army and serving during World War II. For most of his career, he owned and operated Shropshire and Sons' Masonry in Clear Lake.
Glenn was a member of Galilean Lutheran Church in Clear Lake and took great pride in the fact he assisted with its construction. He was a past member of the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868 and enjoyed wood working, gardening and yard work. He rarely came across an item he couldn't fix.
Glenn is survived by four children, Larry (Gail) Shropshire of Fertile, Judy (Ronald) McGrath of Hiawatha, IA, Susan (Wayne) Foreman of Sheffield, and Randy Shropshire of Clear Lake; ten grandchildren, Chad (Misty) Shropshire of Garner, Heather Burt of Las Vegas, Vance Shropshire of Mason City, Darcie McGrath of Marion, IA, Sean McGrath of Cedar Rapids, Troy (Rachel) Foreman of Ames, Scott (Jeri) Foreman of Hampton, Sarah (Charlie) Shirk of Hampton, Ryan (Taryn) Shropshire of Olathe, KS and Amanda Shropshire of San Antonio; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Lewis “Verne” and Forest Shropshire and Morris in infancy; and a sister, Edna Meyers.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake. 641-357-2193. ColonialChapels.com.