Glen Arendt


Glenn Andrew Arendt, 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. 

Glenn was born in Port Washington on July 18, 1932, to Andrew and Ann (Thomas) Arendt.

Glenn attended St. Norbert High School and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1950. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining the U.S. Air Force. 

In the Air Force, he studied weather and navigation. He spent time at Mather Air Force Base during the Korean War, and later taught navigation at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston. After leaving active duty, Capt. Arendt continued in the Air Force Reserve and was activated with Milwaukee’s 440th at the time of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Glenn married Charlotte Barnich on Dec.27, 1954, in Port Washington. They had five daughters. Glenn was supportive of their education and was proud that all five of his daughters earned master's degrees in their respective professions.

 He graduated from UW-Madison in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. 

He was employed by Marathon Paper, which later became American Can, where he was an engineer at locations in Neenah, Menasha, Wausau and Naheola, Ala. He was director of converting engineering, flexible packaging and carton manufacturing at American Can when the paper division was sold to James River. He then worked in Green Bay and spent extended time in Runcorn, England, during the construction of a film plant. He retired from engineering in 1996.

Glenn was charter president of the Fox Valley chapter of the American Institute of Plant Engineers, president of Neenah/Menasha Roundtable Kiwanis and a long-time member of the Neenah YMCA, as well as St. Margaret Mary and St. Bernard Catholic churches. He volunteered with the Salvation Army’s Christmas and St. Vincent DePaul programs.

He enjoyed travel with trips to Europe, South America, East Asia and around the United States. In retirement, he participated in Elderhostel/Road Scholars, Lawrence University week-long classes in Door County and Learning in Retirement.

Glenn is survived by his wife Charlotte; four of his daughters: Susan (Richard) Kliner, Barbara (Bernie) Padilla, Gail (David) Morrow and Julie (Peter Midford) Arendt; son-in-law Eric Severson; and seven grandchildren, Benjamin (Andrea), Lindsey and Evan Severson, Emily (Patrick) Zimmer and Alison Kliner, and Kentucky and Cooper Morrow. He is also survived by brothers Allan (Agnes) and A.J. Arendt and sister Anne Karrels. 

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, eldest daughter Sharon Severson and brothers Duane and Daniel Arendt.

We thank the staff at Oakridge Gardens for the care he received during his last month. 

A memorial service is being planned for a future date.

Toodly-doodly, Glenn.



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