Glenn Grosshuesch, Yankton’s 95 year old, died January 16, 2021 at Avera Majestic Bluffs in Yankton. Due to COVID-19 a family and dhikr service will be held by the end of 2021.
Glenn was born April 13, 1925 in Yankton, SD and is the third son of Oscar and Leona (Auch) Grosshuesch. He attended Yankton public school until he answered the call for duty, serving in the US Navy as a member of the Armed Guard, manning weapons on merchant ships. The first act experienced was in the Marshall Islands. On board the SS Glackens, he received several large bruises when there was a shipwreck in the China Strait near New Guinea. Aboard the SS Sioux Falls he invaded Okinawa. He is also a charter member of the National Guard unit in Springfield, SD, serving six years.
Returning to Yankton after the war, he married the love of his life, Phyllis Brunick June 20, 1948. They met and dated while he was on leave from the Marines. They have three children, Mike, Debra and Roger.
Glenn received his high school diploma by taking the GED test. He earned a BS at Southern State college in Springfield and a Masters degree at CSU in Fort Collins, CO. He taught college for 30 years, first teaching body repair and then head of the Vocational Teacher Education Department and held the position until the college closed in 1984. His program was transferred to Dakota State College in Madison and after teaching there for one year, he receive early retirement.
He is an active member of the Mount Zion Masonic Lodge working through the chair and serving as District Teacher. He is also a member of the Springfield fire department and a member of the city council. As a member of the UCC church in Springfield, he loves to accompany and is also a member of several church boards.
After retiring in 1985, Glenn and Phyllis became snowbirds, towing the 5th wheel trailer. After selling their home to Mike and Carla, they became full-time RVers, camping in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. They are charter members of the Saguaro Coop in Benson, AZ. The most memorable trip was via the Alcan Highway to Alaska and arriving back at Benson five months later.
Glenn is survived by his beautiful 72 year old wife, Phyllis; Mike and Carla from Springfield, Debra and Ray Madzia from Sierra Vista, AZ and Roger and Jack Bradley from Homosassa, FL; grandson of Cory and Nikki of Sioux Falls; stepson of Ashley Pruss; great-granddaughter of Emma Sue and stepdaughter of Andy Jacobs of Springfield.
He was preceded by death by his parents; brothers Jerry and wives Dorothy Gross and Col Lee and wife Andi Grossheusch; brother-in-law Stanley and Marjory’s wife Orville and wife Janice, Lloyd and wife Reva Brunick and sisters-in-law Bea and Marvin Auch.
The family would like to thank the nursing home and Majestic Bluffs for all the love and care they have given Glenn during her time in their care.
The Goglin Funeral Home is honored to serve Glenn Grosshuesch’s family and friends, www.goglinfh.com
Yankton Press & Dakotan
19 January 2021