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December 26, 1932 – August 13, 2023

Glen R Daleiden, born Dec 26th, 1932.  Passed away on Aug 13th, 2023 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 66 years, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 17 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.  He was born in Glencoe, MN, to Frank and Esther Halvelka.   His mother died when he was only 4 years old.  He resided in the Owatonna Children’s Orphanage until age 12.   Glen then moved to St. Michael to live with Otto and Mag Daleiden.  He graduated from Assumption Abby in Richardton, ND and joined the Army in 1955 where he served in the Korean War.  He was wed in Holy Matrimony to Dorothy Becker in St. Michael in 1957 where they raised their family of 7 children until they retired to Merrifield in 1999.

Glen adored his wife.  They spent their retirement years enjoying each other by spending time with friends, playing cards, going to the casino, auctions, tractors, canning tomato juice, and popular for their sauerkraut. Glen enjoyed family gatherings at the lake, fishing, especially the Lake of the Woods trips with his sons and friends.   He enjoyed gardening, deer hunting, traveling and watching the Vikings and Twins games.  Glen was active in the church, Knights of Columbus, and a member of the American Legion.

Preceded in death by son, Jim, son in-law, Dan Birney, and great granddaughter, Lilyanne Birney.   Glen was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  He will be remembered for his smile, sense of humor (oh da heck), quick wit, and willingness to help all he encountered.  Glen will be greatly missed and always loved.


4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Velishek Marjorie

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your father, Paul and Family.

  2. Lynn (Roden) Zimmerman

    Dorothy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Glen. I have great memories of your family and spending time at your house when I was younger. I remember his wit, laughter and kindness. May you find comfort in all the memories.

    My dad passed away in January of this year. While he lived a great life it still brings sadness. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him and smile. Now dad and Glen can reminisce in heaven.

    I am sorry I won’t be able to attend the service but please know I will be thinking of you all.

  3. Christine Williams

    Dorothy and family, we are so sorry for your loss of Glen. He was a friendly, kind, and wonderful human being. He will be missed. ❤️🙏

  4. Warren & Elaine K.

    So sorry for the loss of your father. He sounded like a wonderful man and loving husband. How remarkable to have had him in your life for 78 years! 🙏


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