Glen VanGrevenhof, 70, of SV
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:32 AM
Glen Edward VanGrevenhof, 70, of Spring Valley, died peacefully at his home early Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
He was born Sept. 29, 1942, to Ed and Murna VanGrevenhof in Spring Valley. He attended Spring Valley schools, graduating in 1960. Following graduation, he worked for Miller Brothers Construction. In 1965, he started working for Standard Oil, first with his father's gas station and then as a bulk agent. He later began farming and owned and operated a canned milk route. In addition to farming, he worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester two years and drove school bus for Spring Valley schools 16 years. For more than 24 years, he worked for Fillmore County DHIA, while also owning and operating a skid loader business as well as doing township road maintenance part time. After DHIA, he worked full time as the owner and operator of a township road maintenance business, including mowing and cutting trees. He did this until only months prior to his passing. He was always busy and enjoyed his work.
On Nov. 13, 1965, he married Stella Hager of Modena, Wis., and on Jan. 1, 1967, they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Ginger. On Aug. 4, 1990, Ginger married Jonathan Zierdt, and Glen never missed an opportunity to boast about his daughter and son-in-law.
He enjoyed tractors, especially International Harvester and Oliver, on both of which he did many restorations. He loved to bring back life to something that seemed hopeless. If he wasn't working on tractors, he was researching them. He especially enjoyed being around people who shared his interest.
Survivors include his wife, Stella; daughter, Ginger (Jonathan) Zierdt of Mankato; a brother, Harry Eugene (Elaine) of Fort Dodge, Iowa; a niece and two nephews.
His parents, an infant brother and a sister preceded him in death.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 6, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Dave Leider and retired guest pastor and friend, Norm Witt, officiating. The disposition of ashes was private. Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice.
Hindt Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.