Glen M. Angell

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Glen M. Angell, age 90, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA with Father Brian Dellaert. Burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Hampton. Friends may greet the family at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to Iowa DNR. Glen Angell was born September 6, 1929 in Burr Oak Township, near Osage, Iowa, the son of Merlyn W. and Alma A. Angell. Glen and his 2 brothers were raised on the family farm and received their education at the Burr Oak # 1 Country School. Upon entering high school, Osage High in Osage, Iowa, he found he loved wrestling for the 'Green Devils'. Glen qualified at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, IA, all 4 years, with a State Championship earned at 135 pounds in 1947. As Glen's sons would tell it, they always knew Dad was in the stands watching and making their moves with them. At the wrestling events, the people around Glen made sure they left plenty of room for him to make the moves with the boys and his boys could always hear Dad say “Inside switch” from the stands. Glen was united in marriage to Helen E. Brink on March 27, 1951 at the Sacred Heart Church in Osage, IA. To this union, 8 children were born. Glen worked various jobs the first few years of their marriage as a farm hand on his uncle's farm, an insurance salesman, as well as selling and delivering fuel oil. In 1956, Glen got his 'ideal job', a Conservation Officer for the State of Iowa. As Helen tells the story, they went from making $8000 dollars a year to making $3300 per year. As the kids tell it, they ate a lot of wild game, even possum, but as mother tells them “you never ate possum”. To help make ends meet Glen, along with Galen Folkers, the Chickasaw County Sherriff, built grandmother clocks. Glen's specialty was to hand carve each walnut clock's lower front with an engraved design, this was his personal signature per each clock they made. Next to his family, he commented that he truly enjoyed 33 years working as an Iowa Conservation Officer. The camaraderie of working with his fellow Officers was another of his great joys. Glen retired in 1989, then occupied his retirement with keeping things working at the local laundromat that he and Helen were part owners of until they sold it in 1992. He loved the outdoors, not only hunting fox and trapping, but he also had a great love of fishing. When talking about his fishing buddies, the one thing that stands out, even after his fishing days were over, he always said “ He's a good guy” . Glen also loved to play cards with his children and grandchildren, with the sweets close by, of course. Glen is survived by his wife, Helen of 69 years, of New Hampton. Eight children; Valerie Folkers of New Hampton, Timothy (Marsha) Angell of New Hampton, Daniel (Jane) Angell of Maple Grove, MN, Steven ( Laurie) Angell of New Hampton, John (Pamela) Angell of Big Rapids, MI, Kenneth (Ileana) Angell of Niceville, FL, Elizabeth (Leon) Geerts of Alta Vista, Christine (Matt) Wheeler-McManus of Cedar Falls, 34 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren. A brother, Keith (Carmen) Angell of Iowa City and a sister-in law Beverly Brink of Cuygahoga Falls, OH. Glen was preceded in death by both his parents, a brother Mervel “Duke” Angell, a brother-in law Edward Brink Jr., a grandson Stephen Travis Folkers, son in-laws Grant Wheeler and Patrick Folkers.

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  1. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to family members and God Bless. Glen was a good officer and a fine person. I remember working some cases with him in the SW part of Winneshiek County. Cliff Carey

  2. When Frank was in Rochester in 1990 with a heart attack, Glen and Father John Barnes, on there way back from a fishing trip, came to see him. That was so appreciated. And like Sue said he always had that smile. Prayers to Helen and the family.

  3. Helen and all of the Angell Family our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Glen was such a nice friendly person,Tom and him had many nice visits together,he was always happy,may your memories help you at this time. Tom and Marian Gebel

  4. Helen and family, Lance and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to your family in the passing of your beloved Glen. He was a very special kind man that loved to talk and always interested in how you were doing. I always looked forward to seeing him at coffee and hearing him laugh….Lance, of course knew him better than I with both of them being in law enforcement for so many years! I shall always remember Glen smiling and laughing. He will be missed by many! God’s blessings to you from Lance and Jan

  5. Love and Prayers! Faith sharing Group: Jim, Rose, Pat in spirit, Rai, Cathy, Kathy, Jeff and Nancy

  6. My deepest sympathy to all of the Angell Family! I always enjoyed when Glen would stop in the Recorder’s Office and say hello and see how we were doing.

  7. My Sympathy and prayers to all of the Angell family. Glen and my dad always talked wrestling over the years. He was a very special man and enjoyed visiting with anyone he encountered. May he now rest in peace and may you cherish all of the memories you made over the years.

  8. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of Glens family! R.I.P C-319 If I remember right that was his Officers badge number

  9. Our sympathy to Glen’s family. He always had a big smile for everyone! So sorry for your loss.

  10. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. The Angell Family, our sincere sympathy goes out to all. Enjoyed talking with Glenn the many years that we have known him and all of you.

  12. Thoughts and prayers to the Angell family. May your cherished memories bring you comfort.

  13. When I began to walk my own path along the riverbank, Glen was one of my training officers. He did the job with humility and fairness, and set standards to which every future officer should aspire. You did it right, Glen. The outdoors is a better place for what you did.

  14. I remember Glen when I went through training. He was a wonderful person and conservation officer. I know Glen would understand that I can’t be his service because I am fishing in Leech Lake Mn. Darrell Batterson

  15. Sent with love and remembrance of your Dad! We all love you so much!

  16. Dave and I will certainly miss our backyard neighbor. I enjoyed joking with him, about a special tree in the backyard. We will carry fond memories of him in our hearts. Our sympathy to all the family.

  17. Sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. My father and Glen had many good times fishing on the river and I was fortunate enough to tag along on multiple occasions.

  18. My sympathy and prayers to all of the Angell family. When I was a kid my family lived in the same neighborhood and it was a delight to have friends like all of you. May God comfort all of you in this time of loss. Just remember all the good times and hold them close in your heart. MaryAnn Onken Diesburg

  19. We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Glen. We love you all and wish we could have made it to the services. All though we are not there, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you and wish we could get out there to see everyone. Love you all Kevin, Michele, Kelley and Jordyn Brink (Virginia)

  20. To Helen & Family– I enjoyed visiting with Glen & hearing his fishing stories. He was so friendly to talk to. My sympathy to you all, Sharon Trewin.

  21. My Dad, what can be said about him. I love him with all my soul and miss him greatly. I will never forget the talks of Life -Money and Family values. Family visits every weekend Moms parents at noon for dinner and Dads parents for supper and a little colored tv Bonanza and Branded and Walt Disney. Then it was the trip home to start another week. I spent lots of time talking to his father and my Grandfather first a firm hand shake and then just talking of years past. hum Great memories… Dad always said you were born with a good name when you leave here you better come home with the same good name.– God Loves You Dad I miss you Tim

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