Glen A. Strom, 92
Osseo Glen A. Strom was born on June 1, 1925, he died Aug. 17, 2017 at the age of 92.
As a math teacher in the Osseo and Elmore school districts, Glen Strom inspired thousands of students to overcome challenges and reach their goals. He took pride in the fact that the practical skills they learned in his classroom would serve them throughout their lives.
Glen was born to Charles and Hulda Strom in Groton, South Dakota, on June 1, 1925. He married Carole J. Berget on May 29, 1945, before his two-years of service in the U.S. Army. The couple farmed in the Groton and Stratford, South Dakota, area from 1948-1957, until Glen decided to pursue a degree in math/industrial arts at Northern State College in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and followed it with a Master’s in math from Mankato State University. His teaching career spanned 30 years.
The family made their home in Osseo, where Glen also used his number skills as the longtime treasurer for Osseo United Methodist Church. Glen and Carole enjoyed spending time with family, reading, gardening, walking, and traveling. Carole died in 1996, after 51 years of marriage. Glen married Dianne Rude in 1997 and the snowbirds enjoyed many winters in Haines City, Florida.
Glen and Carole’s children are Patricia (Jerry Lutgen) Smith, of Foley; Robert (Kay) Strom, of Monticello; Alice (Roger) Tanghe, of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama; Peggy (Pete) Vagovich, of Fridley. His grandchildren are Ron (Emily) Smith, Joseph LaBounty (deceased), and Kelly (Brandon) Williams. Glen also has six great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Shelby, Matthew, and Abigail Smith, and Annika and Edie Williams.
Glen is survived by wife Dianne; sister, Doris Zoellner, sister-in-law, Doris Strom, both of Groton, South Dakota and sister-in-law, Al Jean, of Brooklyn Park. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Carl (Ethel), Alice (Bill) Weith, Clarence (Tillie), Marvin, Lorraine (August) Bartz, Lloyd, Donald and half-brothers Elmer, Paul, Emanuel, Raymond, and Howard.
We want to thank the wonderful staff at Lyngblomsten Care Center for Dad’s excellent care.
Glen’s service will be held at the Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul, MN. Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be sent to Patricia Smith, Box 481, Foley, MN 56329. Family will donate memorials to Parkinson’s research and/or patient support.