Glenn E. Ehle, age 85, of Escanaba, passed away Monday evening, August 6, 2018 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. He was born on August 20, 1932 in Hessel, MI, the son of Herman and Josephine (Tassier) Ehle. Glenn attended school in Hessel and graduated from Cedarville High School with the class of 1950. He went to Sault Tech for one year before he enlisted in the U.S. Army in July of 1952. Glenn served his country during the Korean Conflict until he was honorably discharged in April of 1954. He married the former Marlene K. Wilson on May 11, 1963 in Hessel, MI. Together, the couple shared 55 years of marriage. Following his military duty, Glenn furthered his education at Michigan Technological University in Houghton where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1957. His working career was with the State of Michigan in the Department of Management & Budget. Glenn retired as a regional engineer in 1990. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, DAV, VFW, Delta Lodge #195 of Free and Accepted Masons, Escanaba Commandery #47 Knights Templar, Royal Arch Masons, The Ahmed Shrine, Eastern Star, and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Glenn and Marlene enjoyed wintering in Florida at Lake Panasoffkee since 1990. He loved hunting, fishing, reading, and solving crossword puzzles. Glenn was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by many.
Glenn E. Ehle is survived by wife, Marlene of Escanaba; daughter, Glenda (Brad) Schoff of Escanaba; son, Robert Ehle of Gwinn, MI; 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Evan Schoff, and Jacob and Taylor Ehle; sister, Peggy Halonen of Grand Rapids, MI; nephew, Greg (Pam) Halonen of Grand Rapids, MI; and several great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Herman and Josephine, Glenn was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Martin Halonen.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Military Honors will take place at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church by the Delta County Veterans Council followed by Masonic Services at 11:15 a.m. by the Delta Lodge #195. Funeral services celebrating the life of Glenn will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Gauger officiating. A luncheon will be served afterward in the church fellowship hall.