Obituary Glenn M. Hommerding, 47, St. Joseph

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Glenn M. Hommerding, 47

St. Joseph

May 5, 1965-Feb. 24, 2013

Glenn M. Hommerding, 47, of St. Joseph died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family after a two-year battle with ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” His funeral was held Feb. 28 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Hommerding was born May 5, 1965 in St. Cloud, Minn. to Wally and Marion (Libbesmeier) Hommerding. He graduated from Melrose High School and attended St. Cloud Technical College for Auto Body. He married Brenda L. Heinze on Sept. 12, 1987 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. He lived all of his married life in St. Joseph and was employed as a route driver for the Epilepsy Foundation. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish.

Hommerding enjoyed sitting in a “clean” garage, coffee dates at Caribou, riding his Harley, four-wheeling, camping and above all spending time with family, “the boys” and friends. He also enjoyed car shopping and going to auctions. Hommerding was always the first to lend a hand and was a volunteer with Relay for Life. He will always be remembered as “Uncle Goofy” by many nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Matthew, Jeremy and Tyler, all of St. Joseph; mother, Marion Hommerding of Melrose; brothers, Gene (Lori) of Dayton, Ken (Gail) of Melrose, Dale (Marla) of Blaine, Gary (Marge) of Hancock, Keith (Brenda) of Holdingford, and Lee (Karen) of Anchorage, Alaska; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; and beloved dog, Dixie.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wally in 2011; infant brother, Gerard; and sister-in-law, Lynn Hommerding.

Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association.


Author: Christian Gilman

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