Glen G. Deutz, 78
Jan. 24, 1934 – Jan. 1, 2013
Glenn G. Deutz. Glenn, St. Joseph, died Jan. 1, 2013 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. His funeral was held Jan. 5, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph. Burial was in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.
Deutz was born Jan. 24, 1934 in Marshall, Minn., to Hubert and Cora (Kerkvliet) Deutz. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1951 and worked for his father at Deutz and Crow Ready Mix. He married Dorothy S. Dastych on June 28, 1954.
Deutz served in the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany during the Korean War. He returned to finish his degree and pursue his love of education. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. Cloud State University and went on to spend 33 years teaching chemistry and math at St. John’s Prep, St. Cloud Apollo and Tech high schools and spent one year teaching in Melk, Austria. He also worked as an insurance and investment broker prior to retiring in 1997.
For the past 45 years, the couple made their home on Kraemer Lake in St. Joseph. As an active member of the community, he will be remembered for his involvement in the original construction of the Kennedy Elementary School and the remodeling of the parish church, having served on both boards. Glenn was a member of the Lions, American Legion, Kiwanis and National Educators Association.
Survivors include the following: his wife of 58 years; son Michael (Jodi) Deutz and daughter Tracy (John) Deutz-O’Connell and grandson Tyler; brothers Ronald (Mary), Duane (Sharon), Loren (Lynn) and David (Chris), and sisters Antoinette “Toni” Anderson, Dolores Pidcock, Marion Mulvahill, Judy (Alan) Olson, Gretchen Kellogg and Janet (Bob) Carlson.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Hubert Jr., Mark and Tom; and sisters Marcella Crow and Arlene Deutz.
Deutz’s family said they will miss him, his supportive love, his wisdom and inspiration which he brought to their lives.