Glendon John Shodahl was born in Forest Lake, MN, on February 28, 1934. He graduated from Forest Lake High School in 1952. He served as the President of Student Council, was captain of the football team and played basketball. Glen served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Glen graduated from the U of M with a BBA degree. He worked for Hauenstein and Burmeister, selling interiors to schools, mostly in MN. When Glen wasn’t on the road selling, he was on the road to Crosslake or Florida. He loved boating on Whitefish (not fishing). Enjoyed golfing at Whitefish golf course, and with the golf league from church. It was time to go to Florida in October, returning back to the lake come spring. He traveled to every state in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and many countries in Europe. The last years we were taking cruises with our family. Glen was a real family man, a wonderful husband and father. Before he retired he was active in many church activities, teaching, church council, ushering, social ministry, inviting many people to our church. When he first retired he spent a lot of his time on the computer. He was interested in keeping track of the stock market, reading mysteries and playing bridge with Shirley in many social groups. Glen passed away April 17, 2017 at Wealshire of Bloomington, where he has had wonderful care for the last 3 & 1/2 years. He was preceded in death by daughter Lynn and parents Genevieve and Glendon C. Shodahl. Glen is survived by wife Shirley of 61 years, his daughter Karen LaPlante; grandchildren Amy Mellang, Victoria LaPlante, Michael (Nicole) Asp; great-grandchildren Sophia, Ashley, and Kristina; sister Georgia (Jim) Hoffman; brother John (LaGretta) Lunde.
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Mary Z. McGrath
Dear Shirley, My sympathy to you and yours at the loss of your husband. May peace and healing come to all of you.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Glenn but praise the Lord that he is free of the limitations of life here on earth. You have my deepest condolences and prayers
Karen-- Thinking about you and your family at this difficult time. Take care.