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Leslie Glenna


Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries



Leslie “Les” G. Glenna, 67, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, March 05, 2015, at his home.

Les was born on October 22, 1947, in Bratsberg, Minn. to Levi and Mildred (Miller) Glenna. He was raised in Bratsberg and graduated from Rushford High School in 1965. Les attended La Crosse State University, in La Crosse, Wisc. where he played center on the football team. He played saxophone in the band in both high school and college. Les married Donna Patterson in January of 1967. They were later divorced. Les moved to Dodgeville, Wisc., where he worked for Tri-State Breeders. He moved to Fennimore, Wisc. in 1974, where he worked for Rayovac. He later worked for Koshkee Trucking as a sales representative and eventually became a terminal manager at Tax-Air Freight and Root River Transportation. Les lived in Middleton, Wisc. from 1989, until moving back to Rushford in 2006 to help take care of his mother.

Les enjoyed golfing, hunting, camping, spending time with his family, and was active in scouting.

He is survived by three children: Mike (Tina) Glenna of Dayton, Minn., Jason Glenna of Peterson, Minn., and Lori (Dave) Colbenson of Peterson, Minn.; grandchildren: Adrian, Charlie, and Davien; and his sister, Elaine (Ray) Carlson of Olathe, Kans.

Les was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Marilyn and her husband, Darrell Lewis.

A memorial service for Les was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the First Lutheran Church of Highland in Highland, Minn., with the Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford assisted the family with arrangements.

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