Glen E. Grater
Glen E. Grater of Fond du Lac passed away at age 95 on
Friday, March 13, 2020 at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born in Athol, Idaho on
October 6, 1924 to Frank and Rose (Holder) Grater.
Glen graduated from high school in 1942 with a baseball
scholarship but choose to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served proudly for 3
years stationed in the Philippines and was honorably discharged in 1946 having
earned the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSGT).
On November 20, 1948 Glen married Elizabeth “Betty” Wempner
at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. Betty preceded him in death on
October 16, 2014.
Glen worked as a lineman for the Wisconsin Power & Light
for 35 years, retiring in 1988. He was a lifetime member of both St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.
Survivors include his two children, Mary (Larry) Madsen of
Nekoosa and Mike (Peggy) Grater of Fond du Lac; five grandchildren, Jim (Sara)
Grater of Germantown, Dave (Sherri) Madsen of Oconomowoc, Kevin (Kathryn)
Grater of Neenah, Brad Madsen (special friend Ryan) of Port Deposit, MD and
Katie (Brett) Mentink of St. Peter; and eleven great-grandchildren, Maria,
Matthew, Mollie, Megan, Breahna, Ellie, Hudson, Madden, Carlie, Mya and Archer.
He is further survived by a sister, Pearle LaLumia of Michigan.
Due to the current restrictions surrounding COVID-19,
services for Glen will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials in Glen’s name may be sent to Hutton Settlement
Children’s Home, 422 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 931 Spokane, WA 99201 or by
Glen was a humble and gentle soul who loved and appreciated
his family. It just won’t be the same without you Gramps, you will be missed.
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