Glenn Brownlee
December 12, 1947 - June 4, 2012

Glenn Brownlee

Glenn Brownlee
Dec 12, 1947 - Jun 4, 2012

Glenn Brownlee

Glenn Allen Brownlee was born on December 12, 1947 in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of James and Virginia (Culver) Brownlee. Glenn entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Shenandoah, Iowa following a brave battle with cancer.

Glenn resided in Coin, until the age of 3 when the family moved to Farragut. He attended Farragut High School and graduated with the Class of 1966. He then went on to further his education at Northwest Missouri State University, where he graduated from in 1970.

On August 15, 1970 Glenn was united in marriage to Helen Gutschenritter at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imogene, Iowa. The couple made their home in Shenandoah. Glenn was employed at the Farragut Elevator, Farragut Ag, and most recently the UFMC in Farragut.

Glenn was active in many organizations including the Elks Lodge #1122, the Knights of Columbus, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, where he served on the active membership committee from 1997-2002, was a NCAE Committee Member, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a devoted Parrott Head! Some of his passions included woodworking, traveling. golfing, spending time with his family, and driving his corvette.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Virginia Brownlee; mother and father-in-law George and Cecelia Gutschenritter; nephews T.J. Gibson and Donald Gibson, Jr.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 41 years, Helen Brownlee of Shenandoah, IA; son, Kevin Brownlee and wife Paige of Omaha, NE; grandsons, Brayson and Rogan Brownlee of Omaha, NE; brothers, David Brownlee and wife Paula of Farragut, IA; Bob and Jackie Brownlee of Nebraska; sisters Joy Hall and husband Conrad of Sidney, IA and Becky Shull and husband Tom of Farragut, IA; sister-in-law, Rita Gibson and husband Don of Shenandoah, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of dear friends.


Marie Christensen on Jun 11, 2012

Helen, so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Marsha Phipps Ferraguti on Jun 6, 2012

CandleHelen and the Brownlee family, I was saddened after receiving an email this morning telling of Glenn's passing. I have known Glenn since grade school and will always have memories from those times. Please accept my condolences. You and your family will be in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

Karen Thorsness Graham on Jun 6, 2012

Helen..My prayers are with you and your family. I haven't seen you for a long time, but have great memories of you and Glenn on Swanson Dr! Thinking of you....

Kathy and Ross Collins on Jun 6, 2012

Helen - our thoughts are with you.

Bryan Robinson on Jun 6, 2012

Glenn was a cool guy. He was the essence of quiet reasoning. My son and I would go his lake house and just sit on the deck with Glenn and talk then go for a calm boat ride and that is what I think Glenn loved. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Glenn is in a great place.

Rhonda Royer on Jun 5, 2012

Helen - You are in our prayers. Bless His Heart!

Ladonna Gregory Littlepage on Jun 5, 2012

Glenn Allen was always my favorite cousin. WE always had such good times as kids. I'm so sorry we lost touch after my Mom passed and I moved to California. I often thought of him and wanted to get back in touch but I didn't and I'm so sorry. I know he must have been a wonderful husband and father because he was so special as a young boy. To all the Brownlee family I'm so sorry for your loss.

Tina Carpenter on Jun 5, 2012

CandleHelen & Family,

so sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Mathis on Jun 5, 2012

Glenn was a neighbor to Keith and they started kindergarten together They lived 1/2 mile part rode the same school bus,played, rode bikes and during high school they both shelled corn for Vern Kemp. We both graduated from high school with Glenn in 1966. Living in Alaska we have not seen him often,but saw him in early May glad we were able to have a good talk at that time. He will be in our thoughts along with his family during this sad time. Keith and Mary Mathis

Clarissa Newlon on Jun 5, 2012

Helen and family,

I was so lucky to get to take care of Glen. He was the nicest person I ever met. Always smiling and making jokes even when he didnt feel well. We always talked about how much he loved you all. I will miss Glen
Thinking of you

Trudi Nolin on Jun 5, 2012

Helen, Kevin, Paige and boys, We are very sorry to hear about Glenn and send our deepest sympathy to all of you. We know he loved being at the lake a lot and we enjoyed spending time with him there as well. He will be missed. Keep memories close to your heart. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts. Ronn, Trudi, AJ and Ryley Nolin

Randi Folkerts on Jun 5, 2012


I was deeply saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. I have such fond memories of working with Glenn during my time as Retail secretary at U.S. & in the many years since. Glenn was a great guy & will be missed by all who knew him.

S. Graves on Jun 5, 2012

May these words recorded at Isaiah 25:8 be of much comfort to you and your family during this time of deep sorrow. "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken |it|," "New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures"

Madonna & Dick Gibson on Jun 4, 2012

To the Brownlee Family we were deeply saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. He was a great neighbor and friend at Sun Valley Lake, we will miss him greatly.

Jerry LeFever on Jun 4, 2012

To Glenn's family. I was deeply saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. Over the years I had the pleasure of knowing Glenn and doing business with him. He always had a smile and a willingness to take time to visit. May God Bless!

David Pieper on Jun 4, 2012

Helen and Kevin I am so sorry to hear about Glenn this morning, he was a truely great friend to me as we served on several boards together over the years and he will be missed by many. We had so many stories over the years I would hate to have one sum up our time together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

David Pieper

Pat (Brink) Fuller on Jun 4, 2012

To all Glenn's family, my sincere condolences. A
lot of great years for our families in school, church
and 4-H. He was "Oscar"---aka Glenn Brownlee !Dad and Paul enjoyed their business
relationship with him. From all the Glen Brink
family, with sympathy, Pat Fuller



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St. Patrick Catholic Church
304 3rd St.
Imogene, Iowa
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A prayer service will be held at 6:00 followed by visitation with the family beginning at 6:30 p.m.


St. Patrick Catholic Church
10:00 AM
Burial will follow in the Farragut Cemetery.

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