Glenn A. Wilson: 1919-2012
February 23, 2012
Glenn A. Wilson
Glenn A. Wilson, 92, of Lakewood was a Grand County Pioneer. He passed away on Jan. 18, 2012. Born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Swedish immigrants Hulda and Gustaf and moved to Fraser at 6-months-old. Predeceased in death by beloved wife Dianne and Brother William (Bill). Survived by brother Henry (Hank), children Susan Sundin, Scott Wilson, and Fran (wife); grandchildren Scott, Eric, Dave and Brooke Lachenmaier (wife), Matthew and Jeffrey Wilson, and great grandchild Cyrus Sundberg. Glenn’s family moved to Fraser, Colo. in 1920 where he was raised and attended high school. The Wilson family ran a family restaurant in Fraser during the 1930s and Glenn and his father also worked on the Moffat Tunnel. He met his wife Dianne in nearby Grand Lake. He served in the Pacific with the 16th Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees) during World War II and retired from The Denver Water Department after 46 years of service. Glenn made friends easily and was well loved by those who knew him. He enjoyed a long, rich life and will be remembered and missed by many.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Jan. 28 in Lakewood, but his ashes will be buried in the Fraser Cemetery this Spring among his friends and family. He was a member of the Masons and Grand County Historical Society. Memorial Gifts: Fraser Cemetery, PO Box 750, Fraser, CO 80442